Pet accessories are all the rage at the moment and shops are even selling clothes to adorn your pets. Mandy Shaw author of Stitch At Home didn’t go that far with her beloved Ted, but a nice and easy dog bandana sewing pattern that attaches to his collar would make any dog look a dash cuter.
You Will Need:
Finished size: 25.5cm x 15.5cm (10in x 6in)
Dog bandana sewing pattern instructions
1. Fold the cotton fabric in half and half again, right sides together.
2. Enlarge the dog bandana pattern and place on the folded fabric as marked. Cut out.
3. Open out the first fold and you will have the shape of the neckerchief in front of you, which includes a lining. Sew along the unfolded edges with a 6mm (¼in) seam allowance, leaving a 7.5cm (3in) opening in one side for turning. Trim the corners and turn the right way out. Press.
TIP Choose fabrics that are easy to launder. Adapt the pattern size to suit a smaller or larger dog.
4. To make the casing for the dog’s collar, turn over 3.2cm (1¼in) along the top edge and topstitch in place. Thread the collar through the casing, and it is ready to put on your dog (Fig. 1).