How to Make Bandana Rag Bow
Courtesy of designer Sarah. Visit Sarah's blog at http://sewingcraftingsarah.blogspot.com/
Let me just start off by saying I love Bandanas! They come in loads
of cool colors, are the perfect size for so many things, and they are
cheap. Two thumbs up in my book.
I bought several different bandanas from Walmart for a $1.00 each the
other day. I wanted to use them to make rag bows. However, I wanted
something a little different than the typical rag bows so, of course,
in true Sewing and Crafting with Sarah style here is my version of rag
• Embroidery Thread and Needle
• Ouchless Ponytail Elastic
• Wavy Disc Bead
When you purchase the bandana it is normally folded into a rectangle
Fold the bandana in half again and cut along the fold. You
will have two halves each half will make one bow.
Using sheering scissors cut along the edges, you will have 8 squares
Using double stranded embroidery thread, sew all 8 squares together
in the center.
Continue gathering the squares, pinching them towards the center,
and sewing along the sides.
Sew all the sides except for the last square.
To Attach the Rubber Band: Using double stranded
embroidery thread, thread it through the top center of the bow, through
the back of the bow, attach a wavy disc bead, wrap it around elastic,
bring it back through the bead, and then through the center of the rag
bow. Do this several times.
1. For a crisp bow spray the bow with starch when you are done.
2. The hair bow is heavy and not meant for placement on the very top of
your head but looks great with a loose ponytail at the nape of your
3. The wavy disk beads may be hard to find, I purchased my several
years ago. However, the wavy discs work great as a finishing
piece. Search google and ebay for wavy disc beads. If you
have a store that sells wavy disc beads please contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can pass the information along to
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 31 October, 2012.