Make your own headscarf using a bandana, padding, and some simple sewing. It’s sweat-absorbent and comfortable for those days outside.
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Sew a Gardener’s Headscarf
Perfect on Hot Gardening Days
This headscarf is an essential garden tool on hot, sweaty days. It’s made from a ready-made bandanna scarf and the small amount of sewing required could be done by hand or machine.
Why You’ll Want One (or Two)
- Keep you hair out of your eyes
- Provide sun protection, and most important to me—
- absorb sweat
- 1 large bandanna (I get them at the dollar store)
- 18 x 4″ piece of cotton or wool quilt batting (don’t use polyester: it does not absorb moisture very well)
- sewing machine or needle and matching thread
- Put the quilt batting in between the layers as shown and stitch it in place. I just ran the machine back and forth in rows about 3/4″ apart.
- On each of the tie ends, about 2″ from the end, fan fold the scarf and stitch over it a bunch of times. This makes the ties work better.
- Get gardening.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛
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