Today we are bringing you a super cute and functional dog bandana. Not only does it look adorable, it makes the perfect gift for your furry friends! The best part is, it slips right on your dog’s collar, easy peasy!
To begin you will need:
- 2 Fat Quarters of contrasting fabric
- Coordinating Thread
- Fabric chalk or marker
- Scissors and/or rotary cutter
- Gauge ruler
- The attached Pattern Template
Seam allowances are 3/8″ unless otherwise stated.
Download, print, and cut out the size you need.
Using a rotary cutter or scissors, cut out mirror images of the pattern. If you want contrasting fabrics, make sure to cut one side with pattern face up, and the other with pattern face down.
Place fabrics right side together and pin if you like.
Starting on the longer straight edge approx. 1″ from the corner, backstitch or use a locking stitch. Then, edge stitch around the entire bandana leaving approx. a 2-3″ opening, backstitching again at the end.
Grade seams to 1/4″ everywhere except for where you left the opening, clipping the corners as you go.
Turn bandana right side out, using your favorite tool to make nice pointed corners.
Using an iron with steam, create clean edges by pressing seams along each edge. Turn the fabric at the opening inside your bandana and press.
***For the large bandana, seam allowance for topstitching will stay at 3/8″; whereas, the medium and small size bandana will reduce to 1/4″.
Starting on a straight edge approx. 1″ in, begin topstitching around the exterior edge, leaving the needle down and pivoting at each corner. Once you reach the end, be sure to back stitch or use a locking stitch to finish.
Fold bandana over so you can still see the contrasting fabric. The two halves will be offset by approx. 1/2″ and measure from the folded edge; 1 5/8″ for the large bandana, and 1 1/4″ for the small and medium bandana. Using chalk or a fabric marker, draw a line across to guide your topstitching seam. Stitch along your guide, and you’re all finished!