How to Make a Dog Bandana

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We took our Yorkie to the groomers a few weeks ago and we were thrilled with how he smelled and looked. My boys were worried the groomer would send him home with a bow. But instead, he came home with an adorable bandana. We were thrilled with how cute he looked. I decided to see if I could make one. It was so easy to make that I wanted to share how to make a dog bandana. I think I’ll make a few more to let our dog celebrate the different holidays.

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How to Make a Dog Bandana

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Making a dog bandana is such a simple process. If you can use a pair of scissors, sew a straight line and follow a few simple steps, you may have a great idea for some of the dog lovers on your Christmas list next year.

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Pick your fabric.

I had a stack of fabric that I had saved from one of my husband’s shirts. I decided to practice using that. I measured out 2 six inch squares of the same material. I could easily see using seasonal patterns to make a bandana for different holidays.

Dog Bandana
Measure a 6 inch square. Then fold it over to make a loop for the leash.

If you have a larger dog, you would want to make the bandana larger.

Sew a square

With right sides together, sew 3 sides and part of the 4th side of the squares together, leaving an opening to flip it right side out.

Fold over the unsewn edge to give it a smooth seem and sew it down. This is the way you make the tube for the leash.

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That’s all there is to it! You can iron it crisp and put it on your dog. As easy as this is, I’m thinking he needs a 4th of July, Summer Fun, Fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas bandana too. Maybe we’ll even make a few for Christmas presents? The kids could get in on the fun and plan some surprises for the dogs in our family!

Have you ever made a bandana for your dog? I’d love to see them if you make one!

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  1. June 5, 2016
    Just finished making 5 bandanas in larger size, easy and quick project, thanx again

  2. June 5, 2016

    I made 2 bandanas with a different pattern for my 4 month puppy and it was complicated, so I will be trying your method, much simpler to make. Thanks for sharing. ?

  3. This is much easier to make them some other sites that I have seen patterns on. Have to get out my fabric stash and make some for our new dog. Thanks so much sharing….

  4. Thank you so much for this pattern. I making bandanas with different spots themes so they can join in the fun of the games. So much cheaper to make them then buy them.

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