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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 is 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. 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
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.
Prewash and iron the fabric.
Cut out rectangles of fabric to match the outside measurements of the bandana. I marked the diagonal cutting lines for embroidery placement.
Add stabilizer and hoop the fabric.
Embroider your design on each side of the bandana.
Iron the fabric again.
Finish cutting out the bandana pieces.
Put right sides of the fabrics together and stitch a ¼” seam across the top.
Open up the seam and iron it flat.
Stitch down ½” along each side and then press.
Lay right sides together and sew along each diagonal.
Turn the bandana right sides out and press.
Top stitch along each diagonal and across the top.
Stitch a line parallel to the top right above where the diagonals start.
Slide the personalized dog bandana over the dog collar. Isn’t that cute?
Treat Them Well
Since the days are getting shorter, I went to the store to get some supplies for walking after dark. In addition to a reflective vest, motion activated lights, a flashlight dog bag dispenser, and a reflective leash, I picked up some True Chews® Dog Treats for Cooper. These wholesome treats are 100% natural. I got Chicken Pot Pie and Premium Jerky Cuts, both of which contain USA-Sourced Chicken. All True Chew Products are Made in the USA. True Chews Dog Treats are made with natural ingredients. There are no artificial flavors, preservatives, or meat by-products. Just 100% natural ingredients with premium cuts of meat that are always listed first on the ingredients list. Premium ingredients show how much you care.Cooper loves them and your dog will too! Click here to find True Chews at a local pet specialty store near you or online.
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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