This is very popular hijab type.  Very comfortable for young muslimah or for active sisters. We will sew now al-Amira hijab – 2 pieces hijab, and we will try several models. Use for this viscose jersey.

The first al-Amira I tried  to wear had the following design. You can see used pattern for it. And this kind of hijab did not cover my under-chin area.

As I wrote in the post about covering underchin area, this kind of patter would be wrong.

The better is to design it like shown below:

, where
a – face line
b – front part length
с – back part length
d – the width of the hood

To create pattern we need to make some measurements to define the value b: measure starting from your temple till needed length in front.


Value c = d+25 cm. 25cm or more.
Value d  has to be high enough for your breast measurement.

Bottom line of your hijab can be designed in different ways: straight, asymmetric or wave form.

Now let’s talk about main “face” line. You have to cut this line as shown on the picture below. In this way your al-amira hijab will cover your under-chin area.

To calculate value for a you need to measure the head as shown below:

This value you get from measurement has to be dived by 2. And as we sew al-amira hijab using stretch fabrics  stretch factor also has to be applied.  For viscose jersey with elastane I use stretch factor about 0.85.

Under-scarf for amira-hijab cut as regular rectangle and sew as tube. Please check detailed sewing tutorial for this underscarf.

You need a piece of fabric with width 150 cm and length equal to back length of your hood. Take viscose or cotton jersey having up to 8% elastane.

Let’s start from most regular pattern.
When you do cutting please do not forget about seam allowances.

For head size S.
Head circumference В = 56 см
а = (56/2)*0,85= 24 см
b = 45 см
c = 65 см
d = 60 см

Put right sides together in 65 cm. When you cut bottom line start it with right angle.

For mentioned sizes I got the following al-amira hood:

Below please see other possible options.

Put right sides together in 45 cm, cut using our pattern. The rest of fabric usually is enough to sew underscarf. Sew it.

The sizes for this variant:

This one was small for me.  The size I sewed was XS. So as you see the length is not enough and the width has to be wider.  You can sew such hood for girls or when you are going to use it as under-scarf.

And let’s try “wave” form.

This is the result:

Front part was too long, so I gathered it a bit.

 

And there is one more pattern – the best pattern I chose for my sisters. And I described it in the separate blog post.

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