Fabric Maiden Braids Tutorial

Cute tutorial for maiden braids with fabricSome of my favorite hair tutorials are the ones that simply put a spin on something I’m already good at. I mean, sometimes it’s nice not to have to learn a new technique to switch up my look. Maybe that makes me sound lazy, but hey, I’m a busy lady! Anyway… I love maiden braids. As I was pinning my braids and adding a scarf around my head this week, it dawned on me: I could just incorporate the scarf into the braids. Bingo.

Fabric Maiden Braids TutorialStep 1: Divide your hair into two sections and pin the scarf into the back of your hair. This will prevent it from sliding while you are braiding. Step 2-3: Braid each side of your hair using the scarf as one of the three sections in the braid. Step 4: Pin the braids in place all the way to your crown. Step 5-6: Take the leftover sections of the scarf and tie a knot. Continue tying knots until you reach the very tips of your scarf. Step 7: Roll the knotted part of the scarf forward. It should look like a snail shell from the side. Step 8: Pin it down in the front. All done!

Adorable maiden braid with fabricAdorable maiden braids with knotted fabric tutorialHappy braiding! xo. Katie

  • this look is so pretty! the fabric makes it so fresh. now I can’t wait until my hair is long again to try this out!

  • Thank you so much for this easy, super cute idea! I’ve been looking for ways to put up my long hair without frying it with more heat!

  • I love this idea soooo much! Thank you for sharing a fab idea! πŸ™‚

    Lulu xx


  • Love this look! Deffo recreating it!


  • Wow, this is so easy yet such a unique idea!! I will definitely add this to my “work” styles since I always have to pin my hair somehow up. Thank you Katie! πŸ™‚

  • This is a fun idea! It’ll be a while before my hair is long enough, but definitely gonna have to try it!


  • wow that’s a great idea! The end of the scarf could end to a bow too! But this is really bold too!

    tsiou, from http://inwhirlofinspiration.blogspot.com

  • Genius! My hair is too short to not have weird bunny ears from the ends of the braids, and I bet the scarf knot will cover those right up!

  • This is so cute & unique! Never would have thought to do anything like this.

  • Amazingly beautiful !

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  • Wow this looks really pretty but still relaxed. Perfect for when I’m rushing around getting ready for college! And it’s something I can already do, sweet. Don’t know how I didn’t think of this earlier!? Thanks πŸ˜€ x x

  • This looks really cute, I’ll have to try it sometime πŸ˜€

    Elanor xxx


  • this is one of the cutestttt braid tutorials i ve ever seen!


  • Love it!!! I bet my daughter would never want to wear it another way again.

  • This looks really great. Need to try this. I have so thin hair but I thinks this idea would make them look more!!!

  • That is so so pretty
    I am will defiantly trying it.


  • That’s such a great idea – my hair is so fine that braids don’t normally work, but I reckon thisight fix my problem! Thank you xx

  • This looks beaaautiful! I have long hair like Katie but I SUCK at doing anything with it. Time to get practicing πŸ™‚ Rosie xxx


  • oo super cool especially for summerish warm days! I will try it as soon as I see some rays of sunshine!

  • This makes me wish I had long hair! your hair is so gorgeous, and this is such a great idea πŸ™‚

  • It looks so lovely! I wish I had enough patient for these fun hair styles.


  • This is super cute!! I love the little twist you gave it by using fabric πŸ™‚

    x dotti dee

  • So excited– I was trying to figure out what to do with my hair today, and this happens to be perfect with the dress that I am wearing <3

  • This is the cutest idea! I can’t wait for my hair to get a tad longer so I can try it!

  • This is a beautiful tutorial and a lovely style, but it definitely owes credit to Frida Kahlo who is famously recognizable for wearing her hair braided with ribbons (which she, in turn, credited to indigenous women of Mexico like the Zapotec). Thanks so much for sharing your personal discovery of this style, but it’d be great to see you honor the originators too!

  • I will try it! Love it for summer!


  • It looks so pretty in your lovely red hair!

    xo Lisa


  • Oh this is so cool!! You guys are so dang clever πŸ™‚


  • I am absolutely gutted I cut my hair short!! I would have loved to have done this. It looks so pretty πŸ™‚

  • I’ve wanted to do maiden braids ever since I saw them here but my hair’s so fine it always turned out terrible! As soon as I saw this this morning I did it and the fabric gives my braids the extra volume they need! Keep up the wonderful blogging you two!

  • It’s so pretty <3 Another great tutorial !


  • You are adorable. And genius. Love this!

  • Beautiful hair style, can’t wait to try it out!


  • Ohh I just love that look sooo much!Amazing!
    And I the black and white just look so beautiful with your red hair!


  • I love love love this style! It makes me wish I hadn’t cut my hair to midlength last week just so I could do this. As soon as its longer I am trying this!! I love her hair colour too !! Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

  • Oooh, I just love this!! I have shorter hair now, but adding the fabric may even work for an asymmetrical shoulder-length lady like me. [: I’d love to draw inspiration off this for future wedding hair, too.

  • So pretty! Katie I think you have the prettiest hair color ever!

  • Love it! I have long hair and I never do anything with it. Might have to try this.

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  • Love this idea! Super new and fresh! I can’t wait to try!! http://www.andwithlovea.blogspot.com

  • This made me miss my long hair. But if I still had it, i could already imagine myself struggling with my numb shoulders and arms trying to do the braid. Haha!

  • this is a very lovely tutorial !


  • I wore maiden braids (using your tutorial!) to Prom last night, and got several compliments on it! Sooo pretty (:

  • THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. Oh my goodness!:) I love everything y’all post! Thanks so much:)

  • Absolutely brilliant idea! I’m going to do this, this morning and wear it to work. Thanks for making my Monday morning a little more exciting. πŸ˜‰ x


  • This is too cute! I am definitely trying this ❀ β˜€
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  • awww…how cute is this, please!
    gorgeous. great idea!
    thanks for the tutorial.
    need to try this if my hair is that long one time!

    happy week to you, ladys!

    liebgruss from germany

  • This is amazing!!! I am def going to try and do this…TRY being the key word there! Not sure my hair is quite long enough yet. Thanks for this! x

  • Thanks so much for this! My hair cannot take the humidity and this is the perfect up do to control my locks! Hurray! x


  • That looks so cool – just shared with my daughter – she’ll look cute with this hairdo…. thanks!

  • super cute idea! I’ve been looking for ways to put up my long hair without frying it with more heat!

  • This is so lovely! The little girl from your weekend pictures on your blog was also wearing this hair-do, right? πŸ™‚ So sweet!

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  • this is gorgeous, though im sure i could never do it..


  • This is too precious! I adore it, and you’re so stunning x


  • wow awesome!You have present such a great talent here..I just share your tutorial with my girlfriend.

  • you have the most incredible hair and style!


  • I REALLY WANT TO TRY THIS HAIRSTYLE! It’s cute and easy! I need to find a cute scarf! πŸ˜€


  • OMG i absolutely love this! Do you have a video tutorial for this?

  • thanks you for this tutorial. looks awesome!


  • I still struggle with regular braids on my own hair (braiding and painting my nails are the two beauty routines that I never seem to improve on with practice), so to me this is totally amazing. Really cute. I’d probably modify it and leave the ribbon out of the braid so make it more do-able for me, and just use the ribbon as a headband

  • Love this look! It’s so simple yet so effective. We’ll definitely be trying it out using some cool vintage scarves!


    H & E x

  • Katie always has the cutest hair styles! Love her red hair with this maiden hair braid.


  • I’m a long-time lurker, first time commenter…and just have to say that I love your hair tutorials! Mine’s growing out at the moment and I’m always looking for fun new ideas. Thanks for posting these!

  • Wore my hair like this today, great success!!


  • Awww, I just tried doing it, but my hair is still a little too short! I’ll keep this in mind though when as it gets closer to summer. Hopefully by then my hair will be long enough! πŸ™‚

  • This is so cool and the end result is totally adorable!

    Definitely going to try this look!

  • I absolutely love this idea. Always looking for fun things to do with my hair.

  • I like the braided fabric I just don’t like the bunched up part at the top of the head, I wonder if maybe just a simple bow would look cute…

  • Such a great idea! This will be perfect for summer!


  • This is so cute and nautical!

    Juliette Laura

  • This has just saved my really bad hair day, thank you! x


  • This is perfect! I can’t wait to try it out! Already looking for a scarf!

  • Pretty! Too bad I just cut my hair. Def will try out when its long again!


  • I’m growing out my hair and I’m an older gal than you. I find that the back ‘under’ hair is brittle and will not let me do nice braids like this. Do you have any ideas on how I can help my hair that way?

  • I tried this the other day & it not only looked super cute but kept my hair out of my face. Awesome!

  • I love this style. Its so pretty…I will try this one too..
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  • This is cute. Looks like I’ll have to pin this one. πŸ™‚

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