These easy sew dog bandannas make great gifts for the holidays. They are so fun and simple that our Girl Scout troop made 25 of them to sell next weekend at the High School craft festival. Sewing is always so much easier when one has the best tools and equipment. I love all of my things from Nancy’s Notions that make my sewing experiences enjoyable and calm. I find it relaxing to create when things work and with the right stuff, sewing works. I am sharing some of my favorite tools in this post so pay attention. This post is sponsored by Nancy’s Notions but the ideas and opinions are my own.
To create a dog (or cat) bandanna, you will need the following supplies and materials.
- Sewing Machine (I use a Baby Lock)
- Fabric (1/2 Yard Per Bandanna)
- Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat
- Long Straight Pins
- Bandanna Pattern (Enlarge for Larger Dogs)
Start by cutting out your fabric. Use the pattern to cut out TWO matching pieces (front and back) for each bandanna.
The fabric for the front and back do not have to be the same. I pinned my pattern to the fold then used a rotary cutter on a my cutting mat to get straight cuts.
Pin the fabric pieces together with the sides you want to be showing facing each other on the inside.
Sew around the edges with a straight stitch leaving an opening in the middle of the top large enough to turn your fabric right side out.
Flip the fabric.
Sew a straight stitch across the top of the bandanna to close the hole.
Fold the top down to the corner and pin in place. Use a zig zag stitch and sew over the straight stitch you just did creating a pocket for the collar to be fed through. Trim all threads.
Put the bandanna on your pet’s collar and celebrate how awesome it his to have a furry friend.
Look how darling my pets are in their new duds.
Cheers to Easy Sewing Projects,