Handmade Halloween: Baby Bandana Tutorial by Kojo Designs

Hey Rae Gun friends! I am Kirstin, half of the sister team that blogs at kojodesigns, and I’m so excited to be here today. I adore Marissa, love this handmade Halloween series, and am thrilled to be a part of it.

Since I don’t have my costumes for this year finished (YET), I thought I’d share a simple tutorial for a baby bandanna. My not-baby-anymore daughter Piper Jane was a cowgirl two Halloweens ago and this was an easy-enough costume to put together.

The cowgirl costume is pretty simple- a patterned onesie, a kid’s cowboy hat (from the dollar store) with a yellow sash and fabric flower tied around it (to make the fabric flower, I used the same basic process as I use to make jersey ruffles, but with about twenty little circles I cut from various yellow and pink fabric scraps), a baby pettiskirt and a little coordinated bandana. To make a mini bandana, you’ll need: -a 12″x12″ square of fabric -two 6″x3″ rectangles of the same fabric -a sewing machine and sewing supplies

1. Iron your square of fabric in half diagonally, right sides facing each other. Also iron your two rectangles in half horizontally, right sides facing each other.

2. Stitch around the the two open edges of your triangle. Leave about 2″ open at the top of each edge and do not sew along the folded edge. Turn right side in, pressing to tuck the raw edges for the 2″ openings inside the fabric triangle.

3. Sew along the open edge of each rectangle, making two tubes. Turn right side in, press flat with the edges turned into the tube and sew finish off each end.

4. Tuck a little rectangle (which will be your bandana ‘ties’) in each 2″ opening in the triangle. Sew openings shut, securing the ties in place. Top stitch around bandana.

5. Pair with a pettiskirt and mini cowgirl hat and admire. Cute, right? Thanks again for having us, Marissa! Come on by kojodesigns any time and say hi, friends!


  1. Wow! That looks like one tough hombre in that hat! lol

    Cute bandana!

  2. My goodness!!! What a cutie pie! And this is a costume right up my alley! So cute!

  3. Hi! My name is Jessica; I’m a new follower. Nice to meet you! What a cute babe! That hat with the fabric flower on it is super adorable! I have a thing for fabric flowers, but when I make them they never really look like flowers! ha.


  4. These pictures made me smile…what a cutie pie in that bandana!

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