Make & wear an easy stylish – DIY tutorial
When I was a kid, I had two bandanas: a red and a black one. Bandanas are not expensive; in fact, when compared to a shawl, they are quite inexpensive; however, you can make them even prettier than the ones you buy at the store, especially when you can customize them to your specific needs.
How to sew a Bandana
Cut a 21-inch square of fabric in your preferred color to make a 20-inch bandana. If you’re making one for a child, make it slightly smaller; for my 10-year-old daughter, I made one in a 19-inch square that came out to be 18-inch bandana. If you’re having trouble folding the corners of your bandana, cut a small piece of fabric at the corners or make a mitered corner.
More on decorating the bandana
Paisley designs are fantastic, and I still adore them. If you aren’t a natural at drawing, make a template of the design, or use small chain stitches as an outline in gold embroidery thread, followed by small drops of fabric glue.
How do you Mitre a corner of fabric?
What is the best way to sew mitered corners?
- The multiple folds along each edge pile up on top of each other and create an excess of fabric at the corner when hemming two edges that meet.
- Press the same amount again.
- Unfold everything.
- Find the middle square formed by the folds.
- Trim along line.
- Fold angled edge in so that the creases line up with each other.
Do you need a blind hem foot?
If you have a blind hem foot attachment, you can use it to stitch the blind hem, but it is not required; this tutorial is done without it. However, the foot does help by providing a guide for stitching.
What is blind stitch foot used for?
A guide runs down the middle of the blind stitch foot, which is most commonly used to make a blind hem on the bottoms of pants, curtains, and other fabrics.
Why use a blind hem?
Because the thread is only visible when the folded material is pulled away, blind stitching is useful for joining two folded edges together. It also allows the sewer to invisibly attach pockets, facings, and trimmings to a garment.
What Stitch do you use for hemming?
Stitch down the hem with a straight stitch in the center needle position; the default stitch length of 2.5 mm works well in most cases, but can be lengthened for heavier/bulkier fabrics.
What is a rolled hem?
The rolled hem is a teeny-tiny hemming technique that finishes all of the seam allowances inside the hem. It is suitable for use on light to medium weight fabrics and, due to the size and neat finish of the hem, it is wonderful on sheer fabrics.
How do I use a rolled hem presser foot?
What Is a Rolled Hem Foot and How Do I Use It?
- Step 1 u2013 Finger Press the End. Begin by pressing the end over twice by 1/8 inch (3mm) and holding it in place with a pin placed horizontally.
- Step 2 u2013 Preparing to Sew. Remove the pin and lower the presser foot on your fabric.
- Step 3 u2013 Stitch the Hem.