Let’s consider this sewing tutorial also like the first step for the sewing of khimar “Helika” and snaps hijabs “Helika”. Hijabcover “Helika” is the simplest hijab having such look. This is not a hijab of full value, this is an addition to any type of hijab, which can be very helpful in some situations.

First of all it is needed to choose proper fabric. You need really soft fabric. The softness of the fabric influences the visor appearance. I usually use chiffon, shawls and scarves, pashminas, silk crepe or crepe-de-chine, or jersey. It is needed a piece of the fabric with the following sizes: width =150 cm length = 120 cm. You will need more fabric if you want to sew hijabcover with  special form or length. Regular shawls have size 180 cm/70cm, and this is enough to sew such hijabcover.

Additionally you may need regular cotton fabric (150cm/15cm) to sew headband. Also it may be needed to use bias tape to sew edges on the wrong side.

In this tutorial several designs are overviewed.


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Patterns schemas

We need to prepare 3 parts.

Basic part

1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 are possible designs of the basic part

The width of this part has to be always 150 cm.  The length for the option  1.1 is about 70-80 cm,  and you do not need more.  The length (in the middle) for the options 1.2 and 1.3 is about 90-100 cm, this will guarantee the length on the back longer than on the front.

We need to sew all edges for this part. This is the reason why it is more convenient to sew ready shawls –  it is needed to sew only two sides )).  For chiffon fabric it is also possible to apply roll-hem.

Front-middle part

2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 are possible designs of the front-middle part.

This part can be cut in many different ways. You can try everything you want. As this is only an addition to the hijab, there is no need to try to fit the sizes.  The middle part can have the width about  50-65 cm.

For this part we need to sew two hems – top and bottom lines.


This one is familiar for all of us,  regular headband we sew for any khimar but with width about 8 cm.

It can be strigt band or a bit rounded.

The harder fabric is, the more “round” has to be headband. This influences the positioning of the “visor”. For chiffon fabric the headband can be absolutely straight.

HijabCover Helika sewing schemas

And now we need to attach these tree details to each other.

  1. Fold 8-15 cm of the basic part (face side to face side) – right sides together
  2. Iron this, and ifnthe fabric is too smooth, pin it in addition
  3. In the middle attach to it the headband

And your hijabcover is almost ready!

Now attach the front-middle part and it is done!

The distance (on each side starting from the middle), where to attach the front-middle part, you can measure by trying it on – approximately 10-20 cm.

Everything is very easy.

Sewing Examples

I sewed 4 hijabcovers and made notes for each so you should understand the way and will be able to sew one on your own.

HijabCover  Helika – Option #1

I made it for myself for cold seasons. I can take it off indoors and it keep me in warm outsides.  I used pashmina shawl having 80 cm width and  200 cm length. I cut out  150 cm for basic part and the rest used for front-middle part and headband.

Sewed edges on the basic part and made headband. The width of the headband was 9 cm.

Folded the visor and this time it was narrower than headband width.

Attach headband to the basic part, by joining  the middles of them at first. Sew only about 16-20 cm.

Like this:

And now front-middle part has to be attached. For this one I also made several folds on each side.

I did not overlock the edges as you can see, but leaved 2 cm seam allowances and then sewed it inside, so no edges is seeing on the wrong side of the hijabcover.

That is it!

When you understand the basics of the hijabcover sewing you will sew it very quickly and will be able to create your own design. This is very easy because it is just additional part of the hijab and there is no need to fit it to the head-size and face-lines.

HijabCover  Helika – Option #2

The same steps as above. Just pay attentions on visor and headband widths.

IMPORTANT: if you choose pashmina or shawl to sew this hijabcover, which are usually very crumbling, sew edges also with sewing machine over coverstitch seam, and if you want to achieve the perfect quality, sew edges with bias tape, but choose very thin and soft one for this!


HijabCover  Helika – Option #3

Some details: how to finish overlock hems

When you put hijabcover on khimar or al-amira hijab, hide headbands inside it, especially when it is chiffon hijabcover.


HijabCover  Helika – Option #4

This option is for those, who want to cover most of the face.  You need to make the visor width wide enough to let it cover your forehead, it will look like a veil.

For this hijabcover I chose  the basic part form 1.2 – rounded back side.

The front part I gave very unusual form, because I wanted to use only rest pieces of the fabric. Rest pieces I used also to sew the headband.

The edges I sewed with roll-hem!

That is all!
Sew this hijabcover and share your results!

Tutorial summary

As you may have guessed, hijabcover “Helika” differs from khimar “Helika” and snap fasteners hijab “Helika” only by this middle part size. But not only difference! Try first to sew this kind of hijab and then we will come into details for other models.


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