dog bandana
Artist, graphic designer and crafter Linda Facci made this DIY dog bandana for her pup, Cocoa. © Linda Facci

How to Make a DIY Dog Bandana

Our DIY expert explains how to make a dog bandana in four simple steps (bonus: there’s no sewing involved!)

Customize your no-sew DIY dog bandana just in time for the holidays.

What you’ll need to make a dog bandana:

  • 2 different patterned pieces of fabric
  • Scissor
  • Iron-on letters
  • Iron-on hem tape
  • Iron
  • Glitter or glow-in-the-dark paint
  • Paintbrush

How to make a dog bandana:

  1. Cut 1 piece of fabric 14.5” x 14.5,” and the other piece 14” x 14” (this size is for a small dog). Fold edges of the printed side of larger fabric over ¼” and iron. Place smaller piece of fabric right side up on top of the back of the larger fabric. Place about ¼” of hem tape close to the edges of fabric. Do this to all four sides.
  2. Fold over and iron to seal.
  3. Place your iron-on letters on fabric and iron on according to instructions. Peel off.
  4. Paint with fabric paint, let dry. Fold into triangle and tie it on.
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