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Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Bandanas can be found in some many stores and they usually come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Several years ago, I found this cherry bandana that was just too cute to pass up. It only cost a $1.00 and I knew that the fabric would be perfect to recycle for summer fashion. I used a portion of the fabric to make this fun wristlet purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow.

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow 13

Materials Needed:

  • Bandana (or scrap fabric)
  • Sewing Machine (or hand-stitch)
  • Snaps
  • 3/8″ wide Ribbon
  • Mini Bowdabra w/Ruler
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire

Instructions:

1. Begin by gathering all the materials you will need for this craft.

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

2. Sew the bandana into a wristlet purse shape.

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

3. Add snaps and sew on a ribbon strand for the wristlet.

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

4. To make the bow for the purse place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 12″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold the wire in half. Place the wire into the Mini Bowdabra.

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

5. Place the ribbon strand at the 2″ mark for the bow’s tail.

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

6. Fold and press the ribbon at the 1.5″ mark for the first loop.

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

7. Fold and press the ribbon at the 1.5″ mark on the other side.

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

8. Cut the ribbon at the 2″ mark for the other bow tail.

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

9. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

10. Thread the two tail ends of the wire through the loop. Pull the wire tightly.

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

11. Remove the bow from the Mini Bowdabra. Knot the wire in the back of the bow and trim away excess wire. Glue a finishing ribbon to the center of the bow.

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

12. Sew the bow onto the wristlet purse and it is complete.

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Recycled Bandana Wristlet Purse with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Craft Tutorial by Bowdabra Designer Sarah Forhan

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