Showing posts with label bandana. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bandana. Show all posts
Monday, 28 October 2019
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Styling a DIY Reversible Dog Bandana for Versatile Wear

Two Dalmatian dogs in matching homemade bandanas

Feeling stylish, furfriends? Here's a easy way to style a basic triangle dog bandana with four different design options for more versatile wear, plus DIY instructions for sewing your own bandanas. Pawfect! Doggy dress up around our place usually means a simple bandana (perhaps a bow tie for extra special occasions). As much as I like dressing our boys in matching bandanas sometimes, I'm also a realist about the impracticality of having a full duplicate wardrobe.  Similarly, as much as I like holidays, it's also nice to use each bandana more than once or twice a year. Here's an easy compromise that lets me play dress-up with more variety and greater options.

Friday, 6 September 2019
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Mini Dress Shirt DIY Dog Bandana

Dog wearing a black check bandana that looks like a small button-up shirt

To finish this week's mini series of recycled dress shirt fabric/part DIYs for dogs, it's a miniature dress shirt dog bandana. Because why not?  This bandana looks like my husband's favourite work shirts (it's made from one of them, after all), right down to the miniaturised chest pocket. Now the boys can look just like their Dad.  Hehehe. 

Tuesday, 3 September 2019
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No-Sew DIY Dog Bandanas with (Cheat!) Finished Edges

Three styles of blue dog bandana with sewing supplies

No sew? No problem! These no-sew DIY dog bandanas look almost as good as the real thing! I prefer to sew my bandanas as it's very quick and easy with a sewing machine; however, if you don't sew or don't have/use a sewing machine, there are some sneaky ways to make a cheaters version. 

Wednesday, 21 August 2019
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DIY Personalised Dog Party (or Anytime!) Bandanas

Dalmatian dogs wearing personalised birthday party bandanas

Oh those faces! I love these two cuties to bits, but like most siblings, they are suitably unimpressed when Mom dresses then in matching outfits for a posed photo. Haha! I refer to them as milestone mugshots. Our boys still have their reversible birthday dog bandanas (love these!), but I made new any-occasion personalised bandanas and created an extra for Humphrey's new little (no longer so little) bestie, puppy pal Cooper.

Friday, 9 February 2018
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DIY Chinese New Year Dog Bandana (Free Cut File Download)

Dalmatian dog wearing a red bandana with black and gold trim that reads "Every Year is the Year of the Dog"

Year of the dog? Every year is the year of the dog! This DIY dog bandana uses lucky red along with accents of gold and black for a festive colour scheme.  The bold colours work beautifully together and the bandana looks great without the added iron-on embellishment, but we've also create a custom design that can be used to create an iron-on design with heat transfer vinyl using a Cricut or similar. Here's the DIY details including options for adapting the bandana to your own style and free cut files if you'd like to use our design.  It used to drive me crazy when DIY posts only suited people with cutting machines, so even though I am now a very happy Cricut owner, I will still try to ensure that the DIY posts we share here on our blog have variations that work for people crafting without cutters. 

Monday, 4 December 2017
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DIY No-Sew Ugly Christmas Sweater Dog Bandana

Smiling Dalmatian dog wearing an ugly Christmas sweater bandana

Let's face it...this handsome spotty little elf would be cute in anything, even an ugly Christmas sweater, or ugly Christmas sweater bandana as the case may be.  In our part of the world, it's far too hot for a holiday jumper and even in colder areas it's expensive with big dogs, like ours, to buy or embellish a doggy sweater for the once or twice a year that they might wear it. This no-sew DIY doggy bandana is an easy and inexpensive way to rock the holiday ugly sweater party. Bonus points if you make yourself a matching t-shirt. Please share photos with us! Hehe!

Monday, 27 November 2017
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DIY Fringed Flannel Dog Bandana with Accent Trim Neck Tie

Smiling Dalmatian dog wearing a fringed blue flannel bandana

Matching blanket scarves for you and your pup? Why not! I have to confess that I'm not a huge fan of fringes. Whether its scarves, blankets, carpets, whatever, I find myself always fussing and smoothing to try and tame unruly strands into orderly obedience.  Buuuut when I saw this pretty plaid flannel on the clearance rack of my local craft shop, I simply had to buy some, and it was just begging to be fringed.  My compromise is that there is no fiddly fringing in the knot area thanks to the accent neck trim.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017
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DIY Reversible Dog Bandana with Accent Trim Neck Ties

Smiling Dalmatian dog wear a red DIY dog bandana with star print pattern

This pawesome dog bandana DIY is fully reversible and deceptively easy to sew. It is a simplified version of our fully bound bandana that skips the side trim on the triangle, eliminating corner turns which makes this a fancy looking bandana which requires only basic machine sewing skills. In all honesty, it's almost as easy as a basic reversible bandana, but that's a matter of personal preference and doggone great style. Choices, choices... On the subject of which, this bandana is a starry combo of red, whites, and blues in honour of our fab furfriends celebrating the Fourth of July next week but not so over-the-top that it wouldn't work for many other fancy dress occasions or just general wear, like our Canada Day dog (and cat!) bandanas. Woofs and meow!
Friday, 23 June 2017
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DIY Fancy Dress Dog (and Cat!) Bandanas with Trim + Ties

DIY white dog bandanas with red trim, with a big varsity letter iron-on initials

These pretty red and white bandanas were created for our boys for Canada Day, but they can do double duty for general wear as well special red and white events like Valentine's Day or Christmas holidays. I even made a mini-bandana for Tiger, although his doesn't have a monogram iron-on as it's much smaller.  Fun fact: Tiger was born in Canada, and has had a rather well-travelled life for a rescue cat!

This DIY is easily adapted to other colour schemes, or for our Canadian readers, you can go full maple for an extra special Canadian version by using pattern fabrics, a maple leaf iron-on (not readily available down here!), or stamp your own design. If you have a computer controlled cutter, like our Cricut, you can create a custom iron-on, but you can also hand cut heat transfer materials.

Thursday, 5 May 2016
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Cinco de Mayo Puppy Fiesta Fun

Cinco de Mayo puppy fiesta homemade treats, DIY fringed bandana, and cactus toys

It all started with the green dot minky fleece....it was just begging to be a cactus toy!  I bought it months and months ago and into the craft stash it went, patiently waiting for Cinco de Mayo.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016
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How to Make a Reversible Dog Bandana

DIY reversible dog birthday bandanas for pet parties


If you're going to party, you should do it in style!  Oli and Humphrey have new reversible birthday bandanas in their special occasion wardrobe. These are very quick crafts and require only basic machine/hand sewing skills. 


Friday, 5 February 2016
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Easy Flair Embellished No-Sew DIY Dog Bandana

No-sew DIY dog bandanas using handkerchiefs and iron-on patches


You can find cute patterns, but it's always fun to pick your own flair!  It only takes a minute or two to elevate the humble handkerchief to a custom pet bandana with a fun iron-on embellishment - a great quickie craft for older (iron capable) kids to make for their best furry friend.


Friday, 21 August 2015
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Easy No-Sew Pet Bandana

Dalmatian dog wearing a red gingham bandana

This might just be the easiest DIY we will ever post!  This is a very quick (under five minutes) craft that ANYONE can do and it requires nothing more than some fabric and a pair of pinking shears.  As some of you may already have seen, Humphrey turned one last week and we had a little birthday bash to celebrate. No party is complete without a celebratory outfit! This super simple DIY is an easy way to create a little something special with next to no effort and cost. You can buy the fabric, use a remnant, or recycle and give new purpose to some past-best material from around your house such as an old dress shirt, linen, or a tablecloth.