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Reversible dog bandana

Crafter's Companion – 21/12/19

During this festive time of the year, let’s make sure we don’t forget about our furry friends. They should get a gift, just like the rest of us! Why not try making this adorable dog bandana? It can be looped on to your dog’s collar to make all of their puppy pals jealous!

For this project, you will need three fat quarters, which can be Christmassy or themed to suit your tastes. The size of the bandana can also be adjusted depending on the size of your dog, so you can make this for chihuahuas, all the way up to Newfoundland dogs!

You will need:

Cutting instructions:

  • Cut one top bandana
  • Cut one lining bandana
  • Cut two neck bands 27cm x 6cm
  • Use a 0.6cm (0.25″) seam allowance throughout the project
  • Adjust the neck band to fit your dog’s collar

Step 1

Download the template and cut the pieces needed. With the wrong side of the lining facing, turn and press 5mm around the V section. With the top bandana facing right side up, place on the lining, matching the notches. Pin or use the glue pen to hold in place. Ensure that the folded lining covers the top bandana around the V sections.

Step 2

To mitre the corners, mark with a heat erasable pen using the markings from the template as a guide. Now fold the bandana on the centre line and sew along the mitre line. The point should lie flat on the top panel.

Step 3

Place the neck band panels right sides together and sew along one long edge. Fold both short edges in 1cm and 1cm again, then stitch in place to create a neat edge.

Step 4

Fold over the two long edges of the neck band 1cm and 1cm again, then sandwich the bandana between the neck band and stitch along the edge of the band to secure them both together.

Step 5

Thread the bandana on to your dog’s collar and adjust until it sits right.


We absolutely can’t wait to see all of your dogs wearing this bandana, so make sure you share any photos of your makes with us on Facebook UKFacebook USA, TwitterInstagram UKInstagram USPinterest UK or Pinterest US using the hashtag #crafterscompanion.