How to Make a Bandanna

by Contributor

How to Make a Bandanna. Bandannas are one of the most useful hairpieces anyone could ever own. Men and women alike can use them to hold their hair back, wipe sweat from their face, prevent a sunburn, keep dust out of their mouth and nose or to bandage cuts and scrapes. Now you do not have to buy a bandanna. By following these steps, you can make your own personal bandanna.

Step 1

Obtain a piece of cloth that measures at least 2 x 2 inches. The color or design of this cloth depends on your preference. However, you must take into consideration that in some areas of the world, certain bandanna colors represent gangs. You may want to ask local authorities which colors are represented by gangs in your area so you are sure not to choose that color.

Step 2

Draw a square on the material you choose. It does not have to be a perfect square with even lines, as long as it is a square. Use a permanent marker or felt pen when doing this. You will be able to see the lines much better than if the square was drawn with a pencil.

Step 3

Cut the square out of the material. Once again, this does not have to be a perfect cut, as long as you end up with a square when the product is complete.

Step 4

Decorate your bandanna any way you want to. You can use markers, pens, paint, or pieces from other material to decorate your bandana.

Step 5

Try it on and see how you like it. If you end up not liking the color or the decorations, you can make another in no time.

Step 6

Hem the edges of the bandanna if you choose to. This will just give your product cleaner edges and a nicer look. However, this is not a necessary.