What Are Some Tips for Creating Doo-Rag Patterns?


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Tips for creating a doo-rag pattern include using large paper, a square ruler and a pencil with eraser as materials. To draw the pattern itself, it's necessary to draw three rectangles as well as the top and side pieces.

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A classic doo-rag is a type of head covering with a cap as the base and flaps. The flaps tie at the nape of the neck and cover the back of the neck. It's also possible to use two different colors or patterns to make a reversible doo-rag.

The first step in drawing a doo-rag pattern is to lay a large sheet of paper flat. The side piece is a rectangle with dimensions of 9 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches. The top piece is a rectangle with dimensions of 20 inches by 2 1/2 inches.

The tie is not symmetrical but rather an irregular quadrilateral shape. For this piece, one end is 2 1/2 inches tall, while the parallel line is 2 inches tall. There should be 23 inches between these two lines. The longer side is where the fold of fabric goes.

Other tips for creating doo-rag patterns include leaving room for seam allowances and making sewing marks to make the construction easier. Sewing marks include indicating where the fold in the fabric goes as well as dashes for matching up pieces to sew together.

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