STEP 1: Take and record measurements
Begin by measuring the collar, excluding the buckle: Here, the collar is a total of 41 cm long. Without the buckle, it is 34 cm long.
To find the dimensions of your square, measure it without the buckle and subtract 4 cm.
*NB: These 4 cm correspond to the width of the edges that we will sew in the next step.
On your fabric, draw a square corresponding to the measurements taken above and cut it out.
STEP 2: Make an edge to hem the bandana.
Fold the square back on itself to form a triangle, as in the photo.
Cut the two acute angles at right angles.
To find out how far to cut, take the measurement of the widest part of your collar.
Tip: a brief ironing will help your fabric to be positioned correctly
Remove the fabric, and we will now make the hems.
To do this, just fold 1 cm of the fabric over itself twice
Attach sewing pins to the edges to secure them in place and sow the edges.
You have completed this step, congratulations!
STEP 3: Sew your bandana
Open and turn and fold your fabric so that it forms a triangle again.
Place several sewing pins along your future edge so the fabric doesn’t move when you sew.
Tip: remember to iron briefly again to position the fabric properly
All you have to do now is sew the edges. We used a sewing machine, but you can do it by hand very well.
When you’re done, remove the sewing pins and turn your bandana the right way around.
To put the fabric back in the “right” direction, all you have to do is pass your bandana through one of the holes at the ends.
You’ve done the hard part, you can be proud of yourself!
STEP 4: Finishing touches
For a more finished look, we chose to sew finishing edges all around the bandana, but it is not mandatory!
STEP 5: Impress!
Now that your furry friend’s bandana is finished, all you need to do is put it on his/her collar and take lots of photos of your stylish dog
Don’t hesitate to send us photos of your furry friends with their bandana!
Coralie for Dog Chef.