Over the Collar Dog Bandana – The Easy Way to Sew

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Dog bandanas for Halloween

WHY YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH SEWING AN OVER THE COLLAR DOG BANDANA

If you’re a proud dog owner, you know how important it is to pamper your furry friend with love and care. One way to show your affection and creativity is by sewing your own over the collar dog bandana. Over the collar bandanas are often easier than a bandana you tie around the dog’s neck because you don’t have to be as exact in the size and you don’t risk tying it too tightly. (If you prefer the kind that ties, I have a tutorial for that too.)

— WHY SEW YOUR OWN DOG BANDANA —

Let’s look a few of the advantages of sewing over the collar dog bandanas and why more and more pet parents are opting to create these stylish accessories themselves.

PERSONALIZATION: ADDING A TOUCH OF FLAIR

When you sew your own dog bandanas, you have the freedom to add a personal touch that perfectly matches your dog’s unique character.

Whether you choose fun patterns, stylish designs, add embellishments or even embroider their name on the fabric, you can create a one-of-a-kind accessory that will make your furry friend stand out in the dog park.

COST-EFFECTIVE: BUDGET-FRIENDLY FUN

Sewing your own dog bandanas can be a cost-effective alternative to buying them from pet stores. With just a few materials, you can create multiple bandanas for the price of one store-bought option. Plus, it’s an enjoyable and rewarding hobby that allows you to bond with your pet while being gentle on your wallet.

USE YOUR FABRIC SCRAPS

If you are like most sewists and quilters you probably have a stash of scrap fabric just waiting for a project. Well this might be just what you’ve been looking for!

A 10″ square of fabric makes a great size for a medium to large size dog and has a 1.5″ opening for the collar. The final size is 10″ on the colar and hangs down 6.5″ from the top, long side.

A 12″ square of fabric makes a great size for a medium to large size dog and has a 2″ opening for the collar. The final size is 12″ on the colar and hangs down 8″ from the top, long side.

GREAT FOR GIFTS, FUNDRAISERS OR THINGS TO SEW AND SELL

If you are looking for easy things to make that dog (or cat!) owners will love, you can’t go wrong with a bandana. Make seasonal bandanas, holiday dog bandanas or just choose a fabric that fits the pup’s personality.

If you are a crafter with a Cricut or other cutting machine, I have lots of dog bandana sayings you can add with heat transfer vinyl. See all the options in my Etsy Shop.


MATERIALS

dog wearing orange over the collar dog bandana for Halloween
Over the Collar Dog Bandana Size Chart

🎯 SHORTCUTS TO SPECIFIC TOPICS:

00:00 introduction
00:15 Make Collar Channel
01:00 Sew bandana together

01:16 How to use a Magnetic Seam Guide Ruler
01:34 Sew Dog Collar Channel


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🧵 Tara Reed

P.S. Is there a sewing tutorial you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!

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Dog Bandana Quotes for Cricut on Etsy >

Comments

4 responses to “Over the Collar Dog Bandana – The Easy Way to Sew”

  1. Hello – Thank you for the pattern and directions. This is the first one I will be making! I was wondering what the zipper is for that is shown in the video. I don’t see it in the supplies and not quite sure where it fits in or what to do with it. If you could please let me know, I would appreciate the direction. Making this for one of my daughter’s dogs. Will see how it fits and then make a smaller one for the other dog. Thank you!

    1. I’m not seeing a zipper so I’m not sure… 🤔

  2. Donna Baird Avatar
    Donna Baird

    Hi Tara your video was very informative and straight to the point! I bought some fabric the other day with the hopes of making some. My dogs are different sized so when going down to the 8×8 or 10×10 do you still cut 5/8 on the folded edge?
    Headed to your channel to check out more videos!

    1. Hi Donna – Yes – you will cut 5/8″ from the folded edge but the distance from the point to the fold differs by size – there is a chart in the blog post with those. Have fun!

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