Dog Bandana Pattern (2-Sided Bandana)

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If you’re looking for a fun and easy project to make your dog look extra cute, then making a homemade dog bandana is the perfect activity! This dog bandana pattern is a great way to use up some fabric scraps that you might have lying around.

This dog bandana collar includes step-by-step photos to guide you through how to make it.

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Stuffed Dalmatian puppy toy wearing diy dog collar bandana.

Dog Bandana Pattern

I love the idea of this being a two-sided DIY over the collar dog bandana. Because if you are not in the mood to see one color or print, you can simply flip it over and have it on the other side.

Makes: 1 Small dog bandana collar
Skill: Easy
Time: about 20 minutes

While this DIY dog bandana pattern was made for smaller dogs, it can easily be made for larger dogs. You follow the same steps to make it larger. But when you cut the fabric you make larger pieces. 

If you like this dog sewing craft, you may also want to check out these.

Materials needed to make a DIY dog collar bandana

  • Thread (match the color of the fabrics)
  • Cut Out Printed Pattern
  • 1 Paw Print Fabric Piece 10″x10″ (or print of choice)
  • 1 Green Fabric Piece 10″x10″ (or color of choice)

Tools needed to make this dog scarf

You will need a few tools to create this two-sided dog collar bandana. If you don’t have a sewing machine you can try to hand-sew it.

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Scissors
  • Pins or Clips
  • Fabric Chalk (or pen or pencil)

How to make a homemade dog bandana

Start by laying both of the fabrics so that they are face down.

Pin pattern to fabric and trace around for the diy dog bandana.

Lay the cut-out pattern on top of the fabrics and pin it to the fabric to hold it in place.

Next, use the pen or fabric chalk to mark the pattern all the way around so it makes a line on the fabric.

Fabric pieces cut out for the diy dog bandana.

Unpin the pattern. Use the scissors to cut the fabric pieces out. You should have one piece cut out from each of the fabrics that will be used to create a two-sided dog bandana.

Pin fabrics together for the diy dog bandana.

Now lay the triangle pieces on top of each with the correct sides touching. Then pin or clip together each side.

Sew fabrics together on pinned sides for the diy dog bandana.

Use about a 1/4 seam allowance to sew them together. Sew down the two sides that are pinned but leave the top open.

Turn the right side out and iron the fabric for the diy dog bandana.

Turn it right side through the top open area then iron the bandana so that it is nice and flat.

Making the collar area and attaching

Lay the long strips on top of each other with the right sides touching. Pin together along one of the longest sides.

Sew two long strips along one edge for the diy dog bandana.

Then sew them together along the pinned side. Use about 1/4 sem allowance here too.

Iron two pieces flat for the diy dog bandana.

After you sew it, lay it face down and iron it so that the seam flaps are opened.

Fold ends and pin in place for the diy dog bandana.

While it is still laying face down, fold each of the ends over by 1/4 inch or just slightly over 1/4 and pin it in place.

Sew the pinned ends down. This time you want to try to stay about the middle of that fold. Do both ends.

Then fold it in half along the long seam and iron flat.

Fold raw edges of fabric inside for the diy dog bandana.

Then on the open end of the triangle, fold the raw fabric edge in by about 1/4-inch. Insert the raw edge side of the long pieces inside of the triangle piece and pin it in place.

And the last thing to do is to sew them together.

Pieces being stitched together on a sewing machine to make a diy dog bandana.

Then you want to sew across the pinned pieces to sew together. But this time do a backstitch at the start and finish with this to make sure everything is locked in place.

So simply slide the collar through the open ends of the bandana and put it on the dog.

Green side of dog bandana collar

How much fabric do you need to make a bandana for a dog?

You need 1 piece of 10″x10″ fabric or 2 pieces of 10″x10″ fabric to make a two-sided bandana.

What is the size of a dog bandana?

A small dog bandana will be about 6-inches wide. A large bandana will be about 10-inches wide.

Is it ok for dogs to wear bandanas?

Yes, dogs can wear bandanas. The bandana should be curved to mimic your dog’s natural neckline. The design should be comfortable, quick drying, and lightweight for your dog.

How do you put a bandana on a dog?

To put a scrunchie dog bandana on your dog, first, remove their collar. Push the collar through the scrunchie part of the dog bandana. Then place the dog collar back on your dog.

Free dog bandana template

See below for the free printable sewing pattern for dog clothes. This is a reversible dog bandana sewing pattern. Have fun dressing your dog in a variety of bandanas. Enjoy making some for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other special occasions.

Yield: 1 Bandana

Dog Bandana Pattern

Dalmatian puppy wearing collar bandana

If you're looking for a fun and easy project to make your dog look extra cute, then making a homemade dog bandana is the perfect activity! This dog bandana pattern is a great way to use up some fabric scraps that you might have lying around.

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Thread (match the color of the fabrics)
  • Cut Out Printed Pattern
  • 1 Paw Print Fabric Piece 10″x10″ (or print of choice)
  • 1 Green Fabric Piece 10″x10″ (or color of choice)
  • Fabric Chalk (or pen or pencil)

Tools

  • Pins or Clips
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Start by laying the two fabrics so they are face down.
  2. Lay the cut-out pattern on top of the fabrics and pin it to the fabric to hold it in place.
  3. Using the fabric chalk, mark the pattern all the way around to it makes a line on the fabric.
  4. Unpin the pattern. Use the scissors to cut the fabric pieces out. You will need one piece cut out of each of the fabrics.
  5. Lay the triangle pieces on top of each with the correct sides touching. Pin or clip together on the two sides.
  6. Use about a 1/4 seam allowance to sew them together. Sew down the two sides that are pinned but leave the top open.
  7. Turn it right side through that top open area then iron it so that it is nice and flat.
  8. Lay the long strips on top of each other with the right sides touching. Pin together along one of the longest sides.
  9. Sew them together along the pinned side. Use about 1/4 sem allowance here too.
  10. After you sew it, lay it face down and iron it so that the seam flaps are opened.
  11. While it is still laying face down, fold each of the ends over by 1/4 inch or just slightly over 1/4 and pin it in place.
  12. Sew the pinned ends down. This time you want to try to stay about the middle of that fold. Do both ends.
  13. Fold it in half along the long seam and iron flat.
  14. On the open end of the triangle, fold the raw fabric edge in by about 1/4 inch. Insert the raw edge side of the long pieces inside of the triangle piece and pin it in place.
  15. The last thing to do is to sew them together.
  16. Sew across the pinned pieces to sew together. Do a backstitch at the start and finish with this to make sure everything is locked in place.
  17. Simply slide the collar through the open ends of the bandana and put it on the dog.

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