This easy sew bandana pattern makes great gifts for all of your furry little friends.
They are actually great for dogs and cats too. The bandannas are so fun and simple that our Girl Scout troop made 25 of them to sell at the High School craft festival and they SOLD OUT! Sewing is a great way to create handmade gift for not only the people you love, but for your pets too. I love that this easy sew dog bandana pattern fashion piece is easy enough for kids to make which means they are perfect for beginners on the sewing machine. I love this easy dog bandana pattern.
Whip up an easy sew dog bandana that goes OVER the collar so doesn’t slip off.
Supplies and Materials Needed for Bandanas
To create a dog (or cat) bandana, you will need the following supplies and materials.
- Sewing Machine – I LOVE the Heavy Duty machine by Singer. It works great with kids and they can be pretty rough.
- Fabric (1/2 Yard Per Bandanna)
- Fabric Scissors
- Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat
- Long Straight Pins
- Dog Bandana Pattern (Enlarge for Larger Dogs)
My Favorite Sewing Supply List
These are the sewing supplies that I keep on hand at all times. They get used over and over again and again in so many of my projects.
- Sewing Machine – This one has FIFTY built in stitches!
- Ready Made Bobbins – I am not a fan of making my own bobbins so I LOVE these.
- Fabric Scissors – These are great because they cut through multiple layers of fabric.
- Pin Cushion and Pins – The cuter the better. I love this hedgehog.
- Poly-FIl Stuffing for Pillows
- Poly-Pellets for Bean Bags and Weighted Projects – The POUR bag makes all the difference.
- Rotary Cutter and Mat
Directions to Make Easy Sew Dog Bandanas
Start by cutting out your fabric. Use the pattern to cut out TWO matching pieces (front and back) for each bandana.
Cut a front and a back piece. 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. These bandanas are simple even even there are several steps because of the great dog bandana pattern.
Flip the fabric. When you do this, there will be a little bit of an area that will still need to be sewn shut. Tuck the fabric here in to match up with the sewn edges. Iron if you would like.
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 Koda is her new accessory made with the free dog bandana pattern. I am not sure if she is more excited about this new bandana or the bone!
More Great DIY Ideas For Pets
I teamed up with lots of my bloggy friends to bring you all of these great ideas. I love the variety of projects that get shared when we partner up with Team Creative Crafts.
Check out all of these great ideas!
Laura of Laura’s Crafty Life is sharing an amazingly thoughtful Rainbow Bridge Necklace with charms representing your pet. Perfect to make for yourself or give as a gift.
Let the kiddo’s imagination run wild with Free Animal Masks to Print and Color. Hand-drawn by Beth of Creatively Beth, this trio of a dog, cat, and frog are free to download, print, and color.
Smitha of Smiling Colors is so talented and has created a tutorial on How to Draw a Dog. This would be a great way to spend a summer afternoon with the kiddos, learning new skills!
Tackle that summer reading list early with Punny Animal Bookmarks from Shani of Sunshine and Munchkins. This funny set will inspire the kiddos to read and are FREE to download.
Get the kiddos involved in summer crafting with their favorite Disney Animals as SVG Files to add to t-shirts. Justin of Little Dove has created these as a FREE download.
Erica of 5 Little Monsters is the crochet queen and is sharing an adorable Pet Finger Puppets Playset with free patterns. Spark the kiddo’s imagination with hours of imaginative play!
Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later! Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
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Cheers to this Easy Sew Dog Bandana Pattern!