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DIY Dog Bandana Pattern

Use this Dog Bandana Pattern to create a unique look for your BFF: best fur friend. This tutorial includes free patterns in three sizes.

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woman sitting on a bench with a dog wearing a bandana

We have a Cocker Spaniel named Cooper, whom we adopted 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.

I’ve created several things for Cooper; Dog Cooling Mat, No-Sew Dog Bed, a Glow-in-the-Dark Leash, and a Dog Crate Organizer.

woman sitting the grass with her dog

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 and a cute Instagram Dog Bed.

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

woman walking with a dog on a path in a park

Dog Bandana Pattern & Tutorial

Please note: The download of the actual pattern is in the tutorial at the bottom of this post. The image below this is NOT the printable pattern. It is just a dog bandana template to show you what size to cut.

Dog Bandana Pattern Size Chart - Pattern Guidelines for Creating a Personalized Dog Bandana

How to Make a 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.

fabric for a dog bandana

Dog Collar Bandana Tutorial

  • Download and print the dog bandana pattern linked in the tutorial below.
  • Prepare your fabric.
  • If embroidering, cut out rectangles of fabric to match the outside measurements of the bandana. I marked the diagonal cutting lines for embroidery placement.
  • Embroider your desired design on each side of the bandana.
  • Remove stabilizer and the fabric again.
  • Finish cutting out the bandana pieces.

collage of how to embroider a dog bandana

  • Place the right sides of the fabrics together and stitch.
  • Open up and iron the seam flat.
  • Stitch down ½” along each side and press.
  • Lay right sides together and sew along each diagonal.
  • Turn the bandana right sides out and press.
  • Stitch along each diagonal and across the top.
  • Stitch a line parallel to the top right above where the diagonals start.

collage of how to sew together a dog bandana

  • Slide the personalized dog bandana over your dog’s collar. Isn’t that cute?

finished bandana shown over a dog collar

I love how Cooper’s new personalized dog bandana turned out.

Who will you be making a bandana for?

the back of a dog wearing a bandana sitting on the grass

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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

Materials

  • fabric - 2 fat quarters work
  • stabilizer

Tools

  • sewing machine
  • optional: embroidery machine

Instructions

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

Notes

Please share your create photo on this pin on Pinterest.

Did you make this project?

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Louisa

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

Yes. https://www.instagram.com/dianarambles

Kathi

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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