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DIY Niqab

The niqab is a garment most of us sisters wear. Even though I don’t wear a niqab, I have for years collected a selection of niqabs that I have worn when time permits it.
For those of you who are, or want to start wearing one. I have come up with a simple DIY niqab.
With only ten steps, anyone can do it. You won’t  need to buy fabric it is that simple.
But you may need to buy elastic if you don’t have any at home. You will be using the hijab fabric that usually comes when you buy an abaya.  You can spare one plain one, I am sure it won’t be missed.


  • Plain hijab
  • Elastic
  • Pins
  • Chalk
  • Tape measure
  • Black thread
  • Sewing machine
  1. Fold the hijab in half, pin it in place. The fold will  be the bottom of your niqab, this will allow your niqab to have a neat fold without a seam.
  2. Using your tape measure and chalk , mark out the outline of your rectangle,  Mine is 25cm width and 29cm length. Don’t forget to add 1cm seam allowance around 3 sides of your rectangle.
  3. Pin inside your chalk marks.
  4. Cut  the fabric following your chalk marks.
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