Bandana Top Tutorial
A friend has asked for a bandana top forever and I finally had the chance to make it. I happened to have these two bandanas and thought the combination would be fun. Luckily she liked the idea too and now I get to share it with you.
I am sorry about some of the pictures. I’m not sure what went wrong but a few turned out a little blurry. I promise I’m working on it.
Ribbon – the final length after cutting is 46″
Basic sewing supplies.
I marked 4″ in and 8″ down. This will depend on the size of the person wearing the top. I found the measurements by measuring the length from collar-bone to under arm 8″ and divided by 2 for the top measurement.
Once I drew the line I decided to add an inch making it 5″ and 9″. I wanted to be sure there would be enough space under the arm.
Cut both bandanas with the same measurements.
Find the center point on the back bandana and cut 5″ to 10″ Down from the top. I choose 6″ because I liked the look of a smaller opening.
I used the ribbon to decide where to fold the top seam down. You want to make sure that the ribbon will thread through easily once sewn.
When Ironing the sides I folded the fabric under twice to have a clean edge once sewn.
Sew all the edges down. I used a hem zigzag stitch because I liked the pattern and it helped the edges to lay flat.
Line up the sides. I did not pin but you can if you want.
Sew the sides. I used the same stitch as the edges and then a straight stitch to add strength to the seams.
Thread the ribbon starting in the center back.
Trim and seal the edges of the ribbon. To seal the edges and prevent fraying run the edges through a flame. Check out the pacifier clip tutorial for photos of sealing ribbon.
Tie your bow and you are done.
Wishing you Luck and Love,