HOW TO MAKE A TOP WITH A BANDANA
In this article, we'll show you how to turn a new or existing bandana into a trendy summer top. This versatile piece can be styled under a blazer, paired with a denim jacket, or worn on its own for a fashionable look.
What's fantastic about making tops from bandannas is that the process is incredibly straightforward, even for designs that require sewing. You don't need advanced sewing skills; even beginners can create their own one-of-a-kind bra in less than an hour with a do-it-yourself approach.
After exploring this article, you'll have the knowledge and ability to craft fashionable tops using simple bandannas that complement your individual style. Moreover, you can also consider creating these trendy tops as one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones, be it for a summer birthday or any other special event.
By handcrafting your own bandana tops, you'll be presenting original, fashionable, and budget-friendly gifts that are bound to make a lasting impression!
HOW TO CREATE A BANDANA TOP ?
SIMPLE BANDANA TOP
Materials required: A bandana of classic size, minimum dimensions of 54cm by 54cm.
- Lay the bandanna flat (optional: you can iron it beforehand to prevent wrinkles and achieve a more elegant look).
- Fold the bandana in half diagonally.
- Position the folded bandana with the point facing downwards, and place it on your chest, holding both ends.
- Tie both ends at the back of your back.
- That's it! Simple and effective - your stylish bandanna top is ready to wear!
Note: If your bandanna is not large enough to tie at the back, you can use elastics or laces to secure the knot.
DOUBLE BANDANA TOP
For this particular style, you will require two bandanas.
- Fold each bandanna in half diagonally.
- Take the two points of each bandana (opposite to the folded edge) and tie them together.
- Position the bandanas over your chest, similar to a bra.
- Tie the ends of the bandanas together at the back of your back.
TRANSFORM A REGULAR BANDANA INTO A STYLISH AND UNIQUE BRA USING SIMPLE STITCHING TECHNIQUES
- A bandana measuring 50 to 60 cm
- Ribbon measuring 2 cm in width
- Sewing pins
- Needle (or sewing machine)
- Thread for sewing
BANDANA TOP BRA STYLE
Begin by unfolding a bandanna and placing it on a flat surface, with the wrong side facing up, on top of a pillowcase. Use an iron to remove any wrinkles from the bandana. Fold one corner inward by approximately six inches, creating a crisp fold along the crease using the iron.
Next, take a piece of ribbon that is around 60 cm long and 2 cm wide. Unfold the fabric and position the ribbon along the previously created fold line. Fold the fabric over the ribbon and secure it in place with sewing pins.
Using either a small straight stitch by hand or a sewing machine, sew along the fold line, ensuring that the seam is above the ribbon. Take care not to sew through the ribbon, allowing it to move freely within the fold. Trim off any excess fabric beyond the seam line of the folded flap, approximately 6 inches in length.
Fold over the opposite corner of the bandana by approximately 25 cm. Press a fold into the fabric and sew it in place with a straight stitch. Trim off any excess fabric below the sewn fold, within the 25 cm length.
To wear the bandana top, try it on and tie the ribbon around your neck. Then, tie the ends of the bandana around your back to secure it in place.
BANDANA TOP STRAPLESS
Begin by unfolding a bandana and laying it on a flat surface, ensuring that the wrong side is facing up. Smooth out any folds or wrinkles in the fabric.
Fold the bandana in half, aligning the edges, and use an iron to create a crisp crease along the fold line.
Open up the folded fabric and insert a piece of elastic that is the same length as the fabric. Pin the elastic in place, slightly stretching it as you insert the pins. This will create a gathered effect in the fabric once the top is finished.
Sew the elastic in place using either a hand-sewn straight stitch or a sewing machine. Trim any excess elastic and sew around the edges of the fabric to conceal the ends of the elastic.
Try on the top and position the folded edge just above your bust line. Tie the ends of the bandanna behind your back, utilizing the elasticity at the top to help keep the top in place.
Now that you have the know-how to create your own bandana bra and t-shirt, you're sure to make a fashionable statement!
With a variety of bandanna patterns and colors at your disposal, the possibilities for creating different outfits are endless.
If you're in search of original designs to achieve a truly unique look, be sure to explore our unique collection of bandanas!