College football season officially kicked off this past weekend so my husband is a happy man… and I’m spending a little more time with my sewing machine and books while he’s occupied so it’s a happy time for all. And with all the fun festivities of the kick-off to the season I do get excited about one thing… team spirit wear! And the dog didn’t have any so I made him a bandana to support my husband’s favorite team.
He clearly needs one for UVA too but I don’t have any Cavalier fabric in my stash right now. But if you need to make a bandana for a dog in your life it’s super simple.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 16 inch square of fabric (our dog is only 18 pounds, so size up or down depending on the size of your dog)
- sewing machine, needles, coordinating thread
- rotary cutting set or scissors
Step 1: Cut out your 16 inch fabric square. Fold it in half on the diagonal, with the right sides together. Sew around the outside edge, sewing 1/2 inch from the edge, BUT leave about 4 inches unsewn.
Step 2: Clip the corners.
Step 3: Use the opening that you left to turn the bandana right side out. Iron it nice and flat, then topstitch all the way around the edges, sewing 1/4 inch from the edge.
Step 4: Put it on your cute doggie!
You can then attempt to take a cute photo, but if your dog is like mine, you will probably end up with more that look like this-
I love that this fun project takes a matter of just a few minutes. I think it would be really cute to make a special one for family photos so that the dog looks a little spiffed up too.
Don’t forget it’s National Sewing Month! I’m doing a whole bunch of sewing this month, trying to work my way through my stash of fabric in the basement. Be sure to let me know in the comments below what sort of projects you’d like to see or what you’re sewing this month. I’d love to hear.