A sinar "apron" tichel is a head covering that is very popular in Israel. I first saw them, and fell in love with them, but just couldn't figure out how to exactly make them. I found blog posts, that gave dimensions, but they didn't work out right. Could have been user error, but looking back, I followed the instructions perfectly and they just didn't turn out right.
For awhile I gave up on the idea of making my own, and bought one from Leelach. Please, go visit their site and just drool over the gorgeous sinar tichels! If I were a rich woman...
|I love how simple it is to wrap, but it looks so complicated!|
Anyway, I got the sinar tichel yesterday and started looking at it. I measured it out, and found that the actual measurements they used, and the ones that I found on another blog were completely different! No wonder I couldn't make it work out! So, I'm going to tell you how I made my own, and give you step by step directions!
You Will Need:
A main fabric, for the back part of the sinar, that is 19" long by 17" wide. This will give you 1/2" hem allowance. If your hair is super thick and/or long, you might need to make it longer or wider.
Contrast band color, for the top of the sinar. It will need to be 5" wide by 18" long
Two colors (or one if you prefer) for the ties. Each tie will need to be 5" wide by 40" long.
Step 1: Cut the fabric, for the main body, to the dimensions given. No need for it to be 100% perfect, but get it as close as you can!
Step 2: Next cut the contrast band fabric, to the dimensions given above. This will need to be exactly the dimensions given. Once cut, fold in half, widthwise, and steam press. No need to pin, yet, or do anything else with it for the meantime.
Step 3: Cut the ties to the dimensions given. You can make them longer, if you like, but it does need to be 5" wide. Fold the ties in half, widthwise, with right side of the fabric facing inside. Pin, leaving one end open to flip right side.
Sew one side and along the length, but leave one end open. Trim any excess fabric, flip right side out and then press. Repeat for other tie.
Step 4: Hem 1/2'' the main body fabric piece. I didn't take a photo of that, but I think you can figure that out. I only hemmed 3 sides, and left the top of the fabric (that will attach to the contrast band fabric top) raw.
Step 5: Pin the ties to the inside of the contrast band fabric piece.
|I'm sorry for the blurry photo, but hopefully you can get the picture on what to do.|
Turn the end of the coordinating fabric down slightly and press. Sew on the ties, making sure to use a stitch that will hold up to being tugged on a lot. After the ties are sewn on fold the coordinating fabric back in half, widthwise, and sew closed along the width.
Step 6: Pin the main body fabric and the coordinating fabric together, right sides together. If you wish to add some lace, or another embellishment, this is when you want to pin it in.
|When you flip it over, so the right sides show, you can see the lace and how it will look.|
Step 7: Sew very close to the edge of the fabric. Once finished, press.
|Wrong side of the sinar, pressed|
See the hem? It's super close. Once you press it, you need to sew another hem over the top to keep the tichel from bunching up, and keeping it in line.
Step 8: Put it on! You're all done and you have an easy to wear, and really gorgeous sinar tichel! Some ladies might want to tuck the ends into the body of the sinar, but I prefer to just tie it in a bow.
Until Next Time,