Mission Projects - Cancer Turbans

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You can make a soft and stylish turban for patients to use as they undergo chemotherapy. Follow the directions below and begin ministering today! 

What family has been untouched by cancer? Any diagnosis of cancer can be devastating. However, the diagnosis is just the beginning. It is followed by surgery and then by chemotherapy. It’s a long, involved journey.

God desires to raise up His people to encourage cancer patients and show them His love. We can show that love through delivering meals, making them laugh, writing encouraging notes, caring for their children, and so on. Here is one way God could use your women to rally around a cancer patient bringing laughter and encouragement.

You can make a soft and stylish turban for patients to use as they undergo chemotherapy.
Follow the directions below and begin ministering today!

Sample turban illustration
Instructions 1
Instructions 2

Sewing Instructions for Turban
Cut 2 pieces of fabric for turban (stretchy, breathable fabric is best). Cut tab on fold.

1. Turban:
•Sew all the way around rounded edges leaving the opening at the bottom to go over the head. Seam should be 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch.
•Sew gathering thread up both sides of the seams on either side to notch, front and back.
•Gather threads up to the notch.
 

2. Tab:
•Sew tab on the side opposite the fold. Leave the bottom open for turning. Turn sewn tab. Press.
•Sew tab to turban and turn to make the hem (approximately 1” hem). Sew button onto tab and turban keeping the seam between turban and tab to avoid making the tab uncomfortable to the patient.
•The gathered seams go to the front and to the back. The tab with the decorative buttons goes to the front.
—Sewing instructions by Greta Blanton, Florida

 

 

 

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Cancer Turbans

I don't have a standard length for the gathered part of the turban. I think that would vary from patient to patient. If you are making them to donate, I'd make varying lengths then they would fit a variety of people.

cancer turbans

When you gather the front and back 12 inches on the turban, what will be the new length? In other words, how tightly should I pull the gathers?

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