Thursday, February 18, 2016


PawPaw decided that his cowboy attire needed an upgrade, so today during some down time, I went to a fabric store to look for bandanna material.

Our local fabric store is Hancock's Fabrics, and I don't spend a whole lot of time in there.  To say that I was overwhelmed at the selection was an understatement.  A nice lady helped me narrow down my choices after she found out what I wanted to make, and she helped me to find a good cotton print to make into a bandanna.  I bought a yard each of a basic red print and a basic blue print.

There are a wealth of videos online, so I'll YouTube around to get ideas, but it seems that a simple square of fabric shouldn't be too much trouble.  I'll try to decide how big I want it and get Milady to hem around it.

Holy Moly, I didn't realize that there were so many ways to tie a bandanna around your neck.  I might have some fun playing with this.  I bought cotton, but it looks like a nice piece of silk might give this old cowboy a certain flair.

Heh!  We're going to have a little fun.

UPDATE** YouTubing hot and heavy, I may have been premature with the cotton material.  I may have to go buy some silk.  We'll see how this works out.


Old NFO said...

You? In silk??? This I gotta see :-) Seriously, there were a 'lot' of dandys back in the day. Silk bandanas, silk vests, etc.

John in Philly said...

Maybe a "silk like" modern material that would be easy care and easy sew.

When I wore a uniform every day, I learned that our house had a magic portal in the floor of the linen locker (closet). If I threw my soiled uniforms into the magic portal, they would mysteriously return to the closet and they would be clean and on a hanger.

Retired Spook said...

That was a much more reliable system in Korea. Especially since I could pay the house boy with a carton of cigarettes or a case of beer.

John in Philly said...

Forgot to add, Old NFO probably started out wearing a silk neckerchief with a square knot tied into it. (so did I)

Although I heard the Navy Neckerchief changed to a synthetic material over the years.

Old NFO said...

True dat John... sigh