Friday, May 14, 2010

Not just for cowboys...

I don't think I've ever really had a use for a bandana. Bret Michaels wears one to hide his receding hairline. Bandits wear them to rob trains. Farmers use them to wipe the sweat from their foreheads. And me....hmm...I think I may have tied my hair back with one while moving out of a college apartment. But I came across something that changed my relationships with these paisley squares; I found this awesome tutorial from V and Co!

I am an amateur when it comes to the sewing machine so the simplicity of this project really appealed to me. It took me less than an hour to complete this!

Once I started looking for bandanas they were pretty easy to find. Walmart and most craft stores have them. I found a nice, soft cotton one at a thrift store for just $.50!

Since I rarely take out my sewing machine, this little guy was pretty excited to see how it worked! He insisted on helping so here he is showing you half of the skirt.

And here is my super cute girly showing off the finished product!! It's a little big so it may get more wear next Spring or Summer but it sure did turn out cute!

This was so fun to do and it made me realize that I need to dust off the old sewing machine more often.

Here are some other fabulous tutorials that I will soon be trying and you may want to try too:

This amazing blogger uses the same tutorial as the bandana skirt but sewed napkins together!

And check out this great little dress made from an adult sized button-down shirt!

Love this skirt from The Polka Dot Chair!

Another V and Co. tutorial makes an adorable dress from one of your skirts!

Happy sewing!!


  1. I love this! I love V and Co. too. I've used one of her tutorials for a quilt. I loved the black and gingham skirt, but I think I'm going to have to make the red skirt for 4th of July outfits for my girlies.

  2. Ok that is just too cute! I made my 4 year old daughter a bandana skirt and she LOVES it: