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DIY Personalized Dog Bandana

Make a personalized dog bandana for your BFF: best fur friend.

We have a Cocker Spaniel named Cooper, whom we adopted him from the Humane Society.

He’s my buddy and a special member of our family. to reflect the special bond that we have, I created this cute personalized dog bandana for Cooper.

My Dog Inspires Me

Cooper has been an inspiration to me. He has not done anything heroic or amazing, but he has changed me by just being a dog.

You see, I used to be out of shape. I was not happy with my health.

Aches and pains were constant and I was not comfortable with the way my clothes fit. I have always known what I need to do about that, but I was full of excuses.

Well, do you know what having a dog that needs to walk every day does? It motivates you to get out and walk.

I have always known that exercise is important, but I did the minimum.

Especially in the winter. I am not a fan of cold weather, so I would not get out and walk.

Cooper loves going on walks. He does not care if it is pouring rain, if there is a foot of snow on the ground, or if it is 20 below zero. He wants to go on a walk.

The only time I have experienced him not wanting to walk was the one rare occasion that it was 40 below zero outside. Snow piled up to where we could not get out to our backyard.

I took Cooper out front and the cold hurt his paws. He did his business then tugged me back to the house as fast as possible.

Daily walk over several years became a habit. I started feeling better and went further and further.

I now walk over 10,000 steps every single day. No days off, not even in winter.

Cooper is not able to do all those steps with me, but he still gets a 20-30 minute walk each day. He sure loves his walks!

Cooper loves to explore parks. The other day we spent a lovely afternoon in the park together.

Since he has been such a great dog, I created a personalized dog bandana for him. I also made him a DIY Dog Snuggle Blanket.

This double-sided bandana has embroidery on each side for a personal touch. The bandana slips on over Cooper’s collar.

DIY Personalized Dog Bandana Sewing Tutorial - Looking for a gift for a dog lover? It's this DIY Embroidered Dog Collar Bandana. This easy sewing tutorial includes a pattern for three sizes plus step by step instructions to create a one of a kind gift for your pet or pet-loving friend.

DIY Personalized Dog Bandana

The only thing that you might need to purchase for this bandana is fabric if you do not have any prints you want to use on hand.

One fat quarter works for the small bandana if you want the same print for both sides. Otherwise, you need two fat quarters or small pieces of fabric.

I picked two prints from my stash and made a medium size bandana for Cooper.

One of these was a dog print.

Please note: This is NOT a printable pattern. It is just a pattern guide to show you what size to cut.

Dog Bandana Pattern Size Chart - Pattern Guidelines for Creating a Personalized Dog Bandana
See the bottom of the post for the directions.

I love how Cooper’s new personalized dog bandana turned out, and I am proud of how I look and feel.

Who will you be making a bandana for?

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DIY Personalized Dog Bandana

DIY Personalized Dog Bandana Sewing Tutorial - Looking for a gift for a dog lover? It's this DIY Embroidered Dog Collar Bandana. This easy sewing tutorial includes a pattern for three sizes plus step by step instructions to create a one of a kind gift for your pet or pet loving friend.

Create a personalized bandana that fits over a collar for your dog.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty medium easy
Estimated Cost $2


  • fabric - 2 fat quarters work
  • stabilizer


  • sewing machine
  • optional: embroidery machine


  1. Prewash and iron the fabric.
  2. Cut out rectangles of fabric to match the outside measurements of the bandana. I marked the diagonal cutting lines for embroidery placement.
  3. Add stabilizer and hoop the fabric.
  4. Embroider your design on each side of the bandana.
  5. Iron the fabric again.
  6. Finish cutting out the bandana pieces.
  7. Put right sides of the fabrics together and stitch a ¼” seam across the top.
  8. Open up the seam and iron it flat.
  9. Stitch down ½” along each side and then press.
  10. Lay right sides together and sew along each diagonal.
  11. Turn the bandana right sides out and press.
  12. Top stitch along each diagonal and across the top.
  13. Stitch a line parallel to the top right above where the diagonals start.
  14. Slide the personalized dog bandana over the dog collar. Isn't that cute?


See the pattern guide image further up in the post for sizes.

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Monday 8th of July 2019

I love this (along with your other doggy inspirations)! I'm going to make some for my assistance dog! Do you have an Instagram page and I'll take you in them?

Diana Rambles

Friday 19th of July 2019



Thursday 29th of March 2018

Thank you for posting pattern and such clear instructions. I can not wait to make my Boomer one.

Diana Rambles

Thursday 29th of March 2018

You are very welcome, Kathi! I'd love to see it on Boomer.

Jeri Hall

Saturday 24th of March 2018

Soo cute! Although I'm just learning to sew, I'm gonna try to make one for my new baby girl.

Diana Rambles

Sunday 25th of March 2018

Good luck, Jeri!! I'd love to see how it turns out.

Joie Betterly

Monday 30th of October 2017

Cooper is so sweet. He's styling it with the bandana his momma made him too!

Diana Rambles

Tuesday 31st of October 2017

Thank you, Joie!

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