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DIY Dog Bandana

College football season officially kicked off this past weekend 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 diy dog bandana to support my husband’s favorite team.

diy dog bandana

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.

lines showing where to sew

Step 2: Clip the corners.

sewn clipping the corners the other 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.

bandana right side out pressed and topstitched

the finished bandana

Step 4:  Put it on your cute doggie!

bandana on dog

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-

dog playing

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 if you make a diy dog bandana or anything else.

diy dog bandana


Saturday 16th of September 2017



Sunday 17th of September 2017

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