Easy DIY Doggie Bandana

Easy DIY Doggie Bandana

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Hi guys! Anyone who knows me will tell you, I LOVE my dogs! Even though they are super precious, I do love to dress them up and make them even cuter. Beau has tons of sweaters which he does actually need in the winter because he gets so cold! In the summer time though, it is so hot and humid in our area, I don’t put him in tees because I am worried he might be a little too warm and uncomfortable. Sometimes I tie a bandana around his neck but it gets loose and falls off easily. So, I thought I would make a special bandana for him that would fit onto his collar. Check it out:

Here’s What You Need:

*Bandana or Fabric

*Sewing MAchine and Thread

*Marking Pen and Ruler

*Collar

Instructions:

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You can use any triangular piece of fabric you like. I used the corners of two bandanas I had on hand. Put the fabric up to your dog’s neck and determine about where you need to cut the fabric to make your triangular bandana. You will be folding the top over some so make sure you have plenty of room for folding.

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Once your triangle is cut you need to cut the sides. Measure the width of the back of your dog’s neck. Add an inch for folding under. Mark the half point of your bandana at the long cut end. Measure over from the half way mark half of the measurement of your dog’s neck on either side. Draw in a line perpendicular and cut off the sides on each end.

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Fold under by a quarter inch on each side. Press. Turn under a quarter inch again. Stitch the sides closed.

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Measure the width of your collar. For example if your collar is 1″ wide, you want your opening to be 1.25″ wide. Fold the top raw edge under by a quarter inch. Then fold the edge under again this time by the width of the collar plus a half inch (1/4″ for ease and 1/4″ for seam allowance. So if my collar is 1″ I would place my first folded edge so that it is 1.5″ from the top fold. Stitch across your folded edge with a quarter inch seam allowance making a casing. To finish off, slide your collar into the casing of the bandana.

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I love how my little dog bandanas turned out! The pups look super adorable in them and they stay put around their sweet little necks. I made a few for Beau and my moms pup Sadie out of a couple of dollar bandanas I got at Walmart a while ago. You can make a few out of one bandana. I haven’t made any for my little Annie yet since she is still using a harness as she’s a wild woman on the leash. I am sure she will have a bunch of her own soon enough. I hope you all will give this a try for your favorite four-legged friend. I’ll be back next week with more diy fun. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

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3 Responses

  1. I love this!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later this morning that links to your tutorial: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=84160 –Anne

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