Last month I got a new puppy and what better way to celebrate than with a free dog bandana pattern. I had forgotten how much work a new puppy can be with all the chewing and toilet training! However, it feels like she has been part of the family forever and I can’t’ imagine not having her. She has been patiently sitting at my feet all morning as I edited the video for this article.
I have made this dog bandana pattern in 4 sizes. When measuring the dog neck size, make sure it is not too tight. Most collars recommend you can put at least 2 or 3 fingers underneath.
Dog Bandana Pattern | Sizing
|SIZE||APPROXIMATE DOG NECK SIZE|
|XS||11 inches (28cm)|
|S||15 inches (38cm)|
|M||19 inches (48cm)|
|L||23 inches (58cm)|
Dog Bandana Pattern | Supplies
- Cotton fabric – I used quilting cotton. You can make the dog bandana reversible by using a different fabric for the back and front.
- Your regular dog collar – This bandana will fit over collars up to 3/4 inch (2cm) wide. I got my little collar from Kmart.
- Optional – Ric-rac. You can choose to make a plain bandana or decorate the edge with ric-rac. I don’t recommend using pom-pom or tassel trim just in case your dog decides to try and eat the trim. Better to be safe.
- Sewing supplies
Dog Bandana Pattern | Download
Download your pattern from here. The PDF will open in a new window. Just make sure you check the scale before cutting out your fabric. Like all my patterns, it already includes seam allowances. There are 2 pages. Trim and stick the 2 boxes together for the full pattern.
Further Reading: How to print PDF patterns
Dog Bandana Pattern | Video
I filmed a video for this dog bandana pattern just for you! Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you like weekly sewing and craft videos. All my videos are short, fun and colorful just like this one.
Dog Bandana Pattern | Instructions
From the dog bandana pattern, cut 2 pieces of fabric for your chosen size. I am making an extra small for my puppy. She is double the size of when I first got her but she is still tiny – it is all fluff!
Put the fabric right sides together and stitch along the top straight edge with a 3/8 inch (1cm) seam. Press the seam open.
Press the sides over by 1/4 inch (6mm), then 1/4 inch (6mm) again. Stitch making sure you backstitch the ends.
To add the ric-rac, flip the dog bandana pattern to the right side.
Add ric-rac with the center 1/4 inch (6mm) from the edge. Stitch along the center.
Further Reading: Sewing Ric Rac
Fold the bandana with right sides together along the center seam. Stitch around the v-shape with a 3/8 inch (1cm) seam.
Clip the corner and curves and turn the right way out through one of the side holes. Press well.
Stitch across to form a casing, 1 inch (2.5cm) from the top.
Thread the collar through the casing and you are all done. Ready for a walk!
Enjoy sewing a dog bandana pattern and congratulations on having the best-dressed dog in town.