How to Sew Dog Bandanas

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 Various sized dog bandanas perfect for summer learn to sew your own

For all my dog lovers out there...let’s learn how to sew super cute and stylish dog bandanas! 

Dog bandanas are a great beginner sewing project. Not only are they easy to make but they don’t require a lot of fabric. Everyone loves their pup and wants them to look stylish, right? These aren’t just any bandanas....the bandanas we're making will actually slip over the collar! 

Sewing dog bandanas require very little fabric. Use up your scraps or buy fat quarters. Mix it up with strip work, add an applique, embroider with pups name....and so on. Sew easy! 

In this tutorial, I add another layer of simplicity by using my new bandana ruler templates. These templates allow you to cut your pattern out quickly with your rotary cutter. You can quickly make multiple for craft fairs, friends, or maybe you want several styles for your pup! 

Katie displaying 4 different sizes for the dog bandana sewing templates

They come in four sizes: extra small, small, medium and large. You can buy them separately or as a set. I found these on Etsy and will share the shop link below. 

I will be making and selling dog bandanas in my store; both online and at our shop in Louisville, Kentucky. Come visit us! We can personalize them with your pups name. Browse our dog bandanas for sale here

Multiple sizes of dog bandanas with fabric displaying colorful flip flops with a summery yellow background

If you'd also like to sew a similar bandana without using the new bandana template, you can watch my tutorial here: Making a Valentine Dog Scarf

DIY How to Sew a Dog Bandana

Watch my video for the full tutorial on how to sew a dog bandana using these new bandana ruler templates. Keep reading below for a supply list and tips.

Supplies & Suggestions

Supplies you will need:

  • Sewing machine
  • Rotary Cutter/Mat
  • Dog Bandana Templates, Link to purchase template
  • Coordinating Thread
  • Pins
  • 10 inch x 8 inch outer fabric (for small template)
  • 10 inch x 8 inch inner fabric (for small template)

Sew with a ¼- inch  or ½- in seam allowance, whichever is easiest for you!

Please refer to the video for detailed instructions.

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No Time to Sew?

We are now making and selling over-the-collar dog bandanas in store and online. Browse our online selection for current fabric options! 

Click here to shop for dog bandanas

Other Sewing Projects using Fabric Scraps

Learn to Sew 

Do you want to sew more projects with me? I have several step-by-step sewing tutorials available on my website:

Learn to sew with commercial patterns for following one of my step-by-step sewing tutorials. I have tutorials for unisex robes, basic t-shirts, kimonos, etc. Your sure to find projects that work for you.

Have you ever wanted to sew your own t-shirt quilt? Sewing a custom t-shirt quilt is as easy as 1-2-3 with Katie walking you through it!  Click here to get this step-by-step tutorial! 

Sew a T-Shirt Quilt Tutorial

Save the Dog Bandana Tutorial for later on Pinterest!

Sew a Dog Bandana in Multiple Sizes with Sew Cute by Katie Pinterest

Tag us with your finished project!

Did you sew a dog bandana using these ruler templates? I’d love to see them! Tag your finished project with us on Instagram @sewcutebykatie or Facebook @sewcutebykatie!

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No time to sew, but you'd love to support our small business? Shop Now. We do a variety of embroidery, t-shirt designing, sublimation, alterations, and custom projects. Located in Louisville, Kentucky!

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