In this tutorial I will show you how to sew a bandana kerchief. It is very simple, making it easy with little or no sewing skills. If you can sew a straight and narrow seam, then you will be able to make this.
Bandannas and kerchiefs are not only stylish and fun to wear, but they are also an excellent way to keep the hair out of your face while cooking or while doing other activities. Not only that, they also come in handy on a bad hair day. ;)
You can find bandannas in just about all clothing stores, and generally, they are pretty cheap to buy. However, you can save yourself some of that money simply by making your own. This is especially true if you sew a lot because you can easily use a piece of leftover material from another sewing project. This way, the only cost involved is the time that you spend on it. So why not give it a try?
It’s a simply project to build your basic sewing skills to move on to bigger and more elegant projects.
How to Sew a Bandana
Step 1: Measure and cut a 20″ x 20″ piece fabric. If you want a larger bandana, cut a bigger piece keeping in mind a seam allowance. You can use sharp scissors or a rotary cutter along with a ruler to keep the edges nice and straight.
Step 2: Using a hemmer foot, sew a narrow rolled hem around all 4 sides. It gets a little tricky at the corners, but if you practice it a bit, you’ll get the hang of it in no time. You can practice on scrap fabric if it is your first time until you get it right.
Tip: When starting the rolled hem at a corner, use a small dab of fabric glue to hold the rolled edge in place while inserting the fabric into the sewing machine.
Another tip on how to make a bandana look professional is to make sure your needle and thread are suitable for the material. If the needle and thread are too thin the seam will not be strong, or everything might break in the process. And if they are too thick, it can result in puckering.
To Sew a Kerchief
Step 1: Again, cut a square 20″ x 20″ piece of fabric.
Step 2: Fold it in half by bringing the opposite corners together in order to create a triangle.
Step 3: Cut along the folded edge. You now have 2 pieces of fabric for sewing 2 kerchiefs.
Step 4: Using a hemmer foot, sew a narrow rolled hem along all 3 sides of the kerchief in order to complete it.
Step 5: As with any sewing project, you should press the seams in order to help make it look like it was professionally sewn.
And that is all there is to it. Hope you have fun making and wearing them.
Wear your kerchief as is, or make it to line a crocheted kerchief.