How to Fold a Bandana for a Back Pocket

With all the new fads hitting the market of late, it is good to see that the bandana is holding its own. Some people like to use them as do-rags or scarves. Some like to use them for protection in the heat or wear them as sweat bands to keep the vision clear. You can fold them in various ways to wear, including in your back pocket.

Lay the bandana out on a flat surface. Take one corner and fold it across to the opposite corner.

Holding the ends on the long side of the bandana, make a circular motion with your wrists. This will cause the bandana to roll up.


Pull the two ends together. Grab the opposite end and let the two-ended side dangle. Shove the folded end into your back pocket



  • You can also fold the bandana, instead of using the circular motion. Another way to do this is to hold the bandana in the center and stick that into your back pocket, allowing it hang out. Put the bandana in the left back pocket. According to some, it brings a certain social status to the wearer.

About the Author

Michael Straessle has written professionally about the construction industry since 1988. He authored “What a Strange Little Man,” among other books, and his work has appeared in various online publications. Straessle earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in professional/technical writing.

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