Ready for a fun beginner’s sewing project? Here are three reasons you will love this one:
- Make just one, or jump in and make many!
- Use almost all of your materials (not a lot of leftover fabric)
- Turn these crafts into simple gifts almost anyone can use
Materials and Tools:
Fat quarters (each makes one bandanna)
Sewing needle or a sewing machine
- Open up a fat quarter on a large clean work surface.
- Fold two edges together from a corner.
- Cut off the excess fabric as shown.
- Make a very small fold along one edge, and fold that on itself, forming a tiny roll of fabric. Pin this as you work along each edge, being careful to pin each corner tidily as well.
Sewing machine instructions:
- Pick out a thread color that closely matches your fabric color.
- Sew along your pin line with a simple stitch.
- At each corner, lift the foot, turn the fabric and lower the foot to continue your stitch without cutting the thread.
- Continue all the way around the bandanna.
- Cut off extra threads and you’re done!
Hand stitching instructions:
- Pick out a thread color that either matches your fabric or is a fun contrasting color.
- Thread your needle. (Try this if you’re having trouble.)
- Tie a knot in the tail end. (Learn a clever way here.)
- Use a blanket stitch (shown here) along the rolled edge.
- When you begin to run out of thread, tie off your stitch (This is a nice way to do that.), and resume your stiches with a newly threaded needle.
- Continue the stitch all the way around the bandanna, tying off once you’ve reached your starting point.
- Cut off any extra threads and you’re done!
To turn your sweet bandannas into handsome gifts:
- Visit Evermine.com to design your own hang tags. (Be sure to put your name on them and maybe include a picture of yourself!)
- Fold a bandanna in 3rds and roll it along the short end.
- Use twine with a hang tag or two to secure your bandanna roll. It’s ready to give as a gift!