With two grandsons 5 & 2, I’m pretty culturally literate about Lighting & friends, Ryder & his four-footed buddies, and Jake & his little band of pirates. Last year for Halloween, grandson Tyler, wanted me to dress as Izzy as he was dressing as Jake. As my hair is short & gray, I needed a wig. I designed one with yarn sewn into a bandana. The idea could be adapted to other costume needs.
- 1 yard woven pink fabric
- 1 skein yarn, I used a super bulky yarn by Lion Brand Yarns, Hometown USA in Chicago Charcoal
- 1 foot of double fold bias tape in purple
- Sewing machine/matching thread
- Sewing tools, scissors and/or rotary cutter
- Cutting board or something thing to wrap around
- Clear tapePainter’s tape
Step 1: On Center Edge of the Cutting Mat Lay Out a Piece of Clear Tape, Sticky Side Up at Least 9” Long. With Painter’s Tape, Tape the Sticky Tape at 1” & 8” As You’re Making 7” of Hair”
Step 2: Starting at One Edge, Wrap Yarn Making Sure to Keep the Rows Parallel on the Sticky Tape. I Used the Entire Skein.
Step 3: Once Wrapped Add Strips of Tape on Each End, Over the Center, Turn the Cutting Board Over, and Add Sticky Tape to the Left & Right of Center.
Cut down the center of the yarn with scissors or a ruler and rotary cutter. Don’t remove any of the clear tape. Set hair aside & make bandana.
Step 4: Cut or Tear the Pink Fabric Into a 29 - 30” Square
Step 5: With Right Sides Together Fold Into a Triangle. Stitch Using a 1/2” to 5/8” Seam (my Edges Did Not Quite Line Up So I Used a Wider Seam Allowance).
Leave an opening to turn. Trim corners, and turn right side out through opening. Press & stitch opening closed.
Step 6: With the Folded Edge Away From You, Fold Bandana in Half Point to Point. Steam Press a Crease Down the Center From Fold to Back Point.
Step 7: On the Back Side of the Crease, Measure Down 6” From the Fold, Mark This With a Pin or Tape
Step 8: Place the Hair at the Above Mark, Tape in Place With Painter’s Tape at Both Start & Stop
Machine stitch with small straight stitch down the center of the tape, backstitching at stop & start
Step 9: Press Open the Purple Bias Tape, Cut 2 5’ Pieces. Fit Bias Tape Around Pigtails, Pin, Hand or Machine Stitch Closed
I simply folded the raw edges under & topstitched ends together.