Over the Collar Dog Bandana – The Easy Way to Sew

Over the Collar Dog Bandana – The Easy Way to Sew

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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.

Crib Sheet sewing supplies


Fabric shown in this tutorial are my October Ghosts prints from Riley Blake Designs.

Over the Collar Dog Bandana Size Chart

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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Leave a comment and let me know who you will be making dog bandanas for and if you post on Instagram be sure to tag me (@artisttarareed) if you use this tutorial so I can see what fabric you used.

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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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