Stuffed Animal Bandana Tutorial {for doggie}

The boys’ Great Aunt Mary sent them these two adorable stuffed dogs years ago.

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Sissy recently commandeered one of them as her own.

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So since her one’s firefighter bandana just wouldn’t do, I let her choose a few fabric scraps to make a fresh girly bandana for “her” doggie.

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Make sure your scraps are long enough to wrap and tie around your stuffie’s neck. [These are about 5″ x 15.5″.]

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Keep the pieces stacked one on top of the other so you only have to cut them once. Cut from about an inch from the left side edge down at an angle to the midpoint of the width of the fabric. Repeat for the right side. Then you should have two pieces that look something like this.

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Then, starting a few inches in from the top right corner, along the long straight edge, sew all the way around, leaving an opening to turn the piece right-side-out.

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[I left about a 6″ opening.]

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Turn the bandana right side out. Push out all the corners (I use a pen with cap) and smooth the bandana flat.

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Fold in the unsewn edge. [I used my thumb nail to score the fold so it stays… But some might pull out the iron…]

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So it should look like this.

Now you are ready for the final step:

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Sew all the way around the edge of the bandana.

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This not only closes the opening but gives the piece a nice finished look.

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And you’re done! Doggie gives it a sniff to see if he approves.

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I love the two fabrics so you get a little peek at the underside.

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Doggie and Sis are elated.

And mommy is too because this project took literally ten minutes from inception to completion!

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Sis is helping the dogs smile here. She tilts their heads in towards one another and says, “Cheese!” Cute. I love that girl. She is five miles beyond completely adorable.

Not that I’m biased.



You might like these other easy girly projects…

LINK I’m In Love Super Easy Fabric Covered Buttons

LINK How To Make {stinkin’ adorable} Box-Fold Felt Flowers

LINK Easy make a beloved outgrown shirt new again


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