Saturday, February 2, 2013

Bandana to Rockabilly Hair Wrap Sewing Tutorial

So, I have a trunk full of bandanas, and I wear them every freakin' day. I usually fold them in a certain way to create the "rockabilly hair wrap". But, for a easier way of wearing them, I decided to transform my bandanas in a way that there is no need to fold them. Also, this transformation takes away some of the bulk of the bandana, making them more secure when worn. Therefore, here is a tutorial on how to make this convenient alteration! Enjoy!

Here's What You'll Need:
  • Bandana
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Ruler
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board

Step 1: Have the bandana completely pressed and lie it flat. Next, bring one corner of the bandana towards the other corner opposite to it, creating a slight triangle (wrong sides together). While doing this, make sure that the two points on the bottom are even. If your bandana is a not a square, but instead is a rectangle, this might make a slight L shape on the top.

Step 2: Take your ruler and measure 5 1/2" from the bottom and make a line with your pen or pencil all the way across. This will make a wrap that is 2 1/4" wide. If you would like it wider or less wide, just add or subtract accordingly. Then, cut across the line you drew.

Step 3: Bring the bandana to the ironing board and from the cut edge, press down 1/2" towards the bottom.

Step 4: Next, fold in half across the width, bringing the pressed edge to the bottom. Press again.

Step 5: Lastly, topstitch the the two ends together.

And Your Finished!

Now you can buy a bunch of bandanas and make simple rockabilly hair wraps!.....
 Or use the first one as a pattern, add seam allowance,  and just
  1. Cut 2 from fabric 
  2. Sew right sides together, leaving a turning hole
  3. Turn right side out
  4. Topstitch around the edges


  1. What do you do with the piece that you cut?

    1. You could use it for another project, like making a hair bow clip :)