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
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.
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?
- fabric - 2 fat quarters work
- sewing machine
- optional: embroidery machine
- 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?
See the pattern guide image further up in the post for sizes.
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