The bandana is much more than it appears to be. Although just a simple square piece of fabric, it goes back to the founding of our country and has had a prominent place in several political campaigns since. And its most common pattern can even be traced all the way back to ancient Persia. There's more though . . .
played a key role in the most famous (and highly illegal)
bare-knuckle boxing match of all time, as well as galvanizing players
and energizing fans so that the Minnesota Twins could win the World
Series in 1987. Red
bandanas also had
a vital unifying function
in the worker's
of the early 20th
century and gave us the term "redneck." And that small
square cloth was an essential piece of cowboy attire – one that
survival sometimes depended on – during the late 19th
century cattle drives.
Moving toward today, the
bandana has served variously as a group identifier in the 1970s, a
sign of allegiance for urban gangs in the 80s, and a widely used
accessory for musicians in the 90s. Its versatility is unparalleled
because it can be used as a napkin, halter top, ice pack, wrapping
paper, lampshade, and pet adornment. Today, after their use as head
coverings for cancer patients, you're most likely to find bandanas as
the central element in craft projects.
Bandana Craft Projects
The simplicity of the bandana
– nothing more than a cotton square – is the primary attribute
that makes it so versatile. And that versatility-from-simplicity is
what makes bandana craft projects both fun and easy. Here are just a
few of the many things you can make with your bandanas
. . .
Many mothers simply can't resist the urge to make unique and adorable outfits for their kids, especially when they get a chance to
make those outfits from out-of-the-ordinary materials and supplies. If you're one of those moms, check out this cute and easy-to-make bandana skirt. The elastic top makes it suitable for kids of different sizes and makes it easy for them to get the skirt on and off. A bandana skirt in the traditional red paisley pattern makes an utterly adorable skirt for your little ones.
You can never have enough tote
bags, particularly if you have small children. And your tote bags
shouldn't be drab, humdrum affairs. Whenever you have enough of them,
you'll be able to accessorize with just the right tote bag no matter
the season or occasion. Besides, this ring-handled tote bag is easy
to make and is functionally attractive. Why not carry all those odds
and ends in a cute bandana tote bag?
Bandanas are perfect for
making throw-pillow covers. First, they are exactly the right size to
fit a standard throw pillow, and, second, the variety of available
colors and patterns makes the possibilities nearly endless. Keep in
mind too that if you shop for your craft supplies in the right place,
you can get plenty of quality bandanas
at wholesale prices.
These super-easy pillow covers
are a simplified version of the envelope-type cover. Nothing adds
pleasant accents and a splash of color to a room like strategically
placed throw pillows. Once you get started on your bandana pillow
covers, you may not want to stop.
The holidays are coming, and you don't want to get left behind when it comes to decorating. So here's a great idea for a different kind of holiday wreath – a bandana door wreath. The great thing about this wreath is that you can use it for more than one holiday because it's made from bandanas and not evergreen or holly branches. You just need some bandanas and a crafting hoop, and then you use a simple wrap-and-loop technique to make your festively unconventional door wreath. Again, with all the bandana sizes, colors, and patterns available today, the possibilities are as wide as your imagination and creativity.
If you're a beginner or just have limited time, here's a simple bandana sewing project. The end result is a cute apron with useful pockets that you made yourself from a few bandanas and some ribbon. Bandanas, after all, are perfect for quick sewing projects because all the edges are already hemmed for you, which means you can put together one of these aprons in just 30 minutes or less. You can make smaller versions for the kids or larger ones for yourself.
Where to Get Your Bandanas
for Craft Projects
It's not often you find wide
variety, excellent quality, and affordable prices all in one place.
But that's exactly what you'll find at Wholesale
– along with superior customer service.
For Everyone is an online store offering significant
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exclusive membership), as well as custom
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Wholesale prices are available on all orders from single items to
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a buying structure for all buying styles, Wholesale For Everyone can
meet the bandana,
doo rag, handkerchief, hat, and cap needs of most buying audiences –
whether crafters, pet lovers, event planners, or church and school