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Twenty Minute Dog Bandana Tutorial

If you have been around here for any amount of time you know how obsessed I am with my pup. Seriously obsessed.

One of my favorite quick and easy sewing projects is to make my pup a whole wardrobe full of custom bandannas. It takes less than twenty minutes, one piece of fabric, and a parachute buckle.

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To determine size, loosely measure your dogs neck and cut a square of quilting cotton weight fabric to that size. For reference, I cut a 16.5 inch square for my 70lb golden retreiver.

Begin my folding your fabric square in half on the diagonal, creating a triangle. Pin and then sew around the two open edges using a 1/2 inch seam allowance, leaving a two inch opening in the middle of one side for turning. Trim the seam allowance at all three of the points to 1/8 of an inch.

Once sewn, turn the bandanna right side out and use a butter knife or point turner to press out the corners. Blind stitch the opening closed using a hand needle. Press well.

Optionally, you can then top stitch around the entire bandanna at 1/4 of an inch from the edge. I find that this really helps keep the bandanna looking sharp even after an active dog runs and plays in it for hours.

Slide one side of a parachute buckle over the top side points and fold the corners back onto the bandanna, pin then stitch in place, being sure to back stitch to secure. Repeat on the other side and that is it!

Your pup is now well on their way to their very own bandanna closet now!

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