Bandana Primer Course

Create unique fashion with bandanas! This course offers several sewing patterns, fascinating history, & great projects ideas. Watch Amy's preview.

Find joy through the art of needle and thread.

Do you love the timeless style bandanas offer? Would you like to create projects using this classic fabric? Do you get overwhelmed and could use some ideas and guidance? Vintage Modern Makers can help! 

This primer offers a chance to use vintage or new bandanas for quick and easy projects. I will give you endless ways to upcycle your bandanas into stylish makes for both home and fashion. You will be inspired by my extensive collection of vintage bandanas, and also hear captivating stories about the legacy of bandanas from textile expert Tenny Roché. It’s time to take our beautiful heirlooms and vintage treasures and modernize them for use in our everyday life.

The course includes videos as well as PDF files to download and follow along. Here is what you can expect in this course:

  • Sewing projects include a bandana topper, aprons, and a face mask making guide
  • Interview with textile expert Tenny Roché on the history of bandanas
  • Inspiration Album including ideas for clothing, purses, pillows and great gift ideas!
  • Related articles & an uplifting essay from Mary Brooks Picken's and the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Heirloom Art featuring printable cowboy images as well as a paisley bandana design for embroidery
  • A community within the Vintage Modern Makers platform to share your makes, your collection, and connect with others

Course Details

5 Total Video Lessons (total 72 minutes)
 3 Sewing Project Video Tutorials
Inspirational Album Video featuring project ideas and vintage treasures from my collection
Textile Expert Audio Interview featuring Tenny Roché with Video Gallery
6 Pages Printable PDF instructions & photos
3 Pages Heirloom Art (4 vintage cowboy photos, 4 illustrated graphics, and 1 page of project ideas)
3 Inspirational Articles - curated content including uplifting essays and vintage articles
BONUS PDF: Paisley Designs (1 page of instructions, 1 page design, and 1 page of embroidery stitch techniques)

Amy Barickman

Amy is a creative arts entrepreneur, author of Vintage Notions, and founder of the sewing pattern company Indygo Junction. With over 30 years of experience, she has collected and curated vintage textiles and art to inspire your modern makes. She is passionate about helping creatives find inspiration for handmade projects to make them easily and cultivate more joy in everyday living with needle and thread!

Hear From Our Community

What a knockout, Amy! This is the kind of content that makes Vintage Modern Makers exceptional. A view of inspiration to create your product, examples of the end results and then templates or patterns to try it for ourselves. What a gift! Thank you and so looking forward to more videos like this.

What a wonderful interview! I love learning about vintage textiles. It is so much fun."


An Extra Gift For You!

The bonus in the Bandana Primer Workshop features a pattern and stitch diagram for a paisley design. The design is from my Stitched style book and is great for embellishing denim or creating a colorful design on your choice of textiles.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We believe you’re investing in your creativity and want you to be 100% satisfied.  We want you to love the courses you take here so we offer this risk-free guarantee.  If you purchase a course and let us know within the first 30 days it’s not what you were expecting we’ll put you in another course (of equal or lesser value) for free.


No, these are self-study courses. When you purchase a course, it can be completed at your own pace. There is no pressure to complete the course in a specific amount of time. You will also have the ability to download the videos and PDFs which gives you lifetime access to the content.

If you purchase a course, you will have lifetime access. This means you can watch the course as many times as you want, and access it at any time. You can download all videos and PDFs and save to your personal device.

All of my courses will be delivered through the website. This is an independent platform that allows for all courses to be easily managed. If you do have an account on you will need to create a separate account for

Our goal is to keep projects as affordable as possible. On average, you might expect to spend around $10–$25 on project supplies, but I encourage you to use fabric treasures from your own collection or thrift shop finds to upcycle.

The site will contain all the videos and downloads that come with your course. As long as you can navigate and log in to the site, you shouldn’t need any extra tech skills.

No need to worry! We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We believe you’re investing in your creativity and want you to be 100% satisfied. We want you to love the courses you take here, so we offer this risk-free guarantee. If you purchase a course and let us know within the first 30 days it’s not what you expected, we’ll put you in another course (of equal or lesser value) for free.

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Bandana Primer Course

$38 USD

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