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Dog Bandana and Bow Tie Tutorial

Project by Sarah Holliman at SarahJaneStitchery

A very cute stitching make for a furry friend.

You will need:

  • Fat Quarter pack or selection of small fabric pieces

  • Iron on interfacing

  • Elastic

  • Rotary cutter and Ruler

  • Pins/Thread/Needle


1. Using a rotary cutter and ruler, cut one square measuring 11.5 x 11.5 inches from your chosen fabric.

2. Press your fabric flat with an iron.

3. Fold your fabric piece into a triangle shape with the right sides facing together

4. Using the rotary cutter, cut 2 inches from both of the top two corners. This will become the collar seam.

5. Using a ¼ inch seam allowance, press and hem the two straight edges of the collar seam.

6. Stitch down the two triangular sides of the bandana.

7. Turn the bandana out the right way through the collar seam. Press with an iron.

8. Top stitch down the two triangular sides of the bandana.

9. Top stitch a line across the bottom of the collar seam. If the collar seam looks a little big you can add another line of stitching above.

10. Press with an iron and thread the dog collar through the seam.

Your bandana is now ready for its new owner !


1. Using a rotary cutter and ruler cut one piece of fabric measuring 18 x 20 cm

2. Attach your piece of iron on interfacing to your fabric piece.

3. With right sides facing together, sew along the long edge of the fabric to make a seam.

4. Turn the tube out the right way. Position the seam in the middle of the tube and press with an iron.

5. Fold each side end into the middle, slightly overlapping and sew down the centre of the folds to secure.

6. Press with an iron.

7. Take a small piece of fabric, approx. 2 x 3 inches and fold into a bias binding for the middle of the bow tie. Sew the raw ends together to form a ring.

8. Fold the bow tie into a concertina shape and slip the ring onto the middle of the bow tie, hiding the centre seam.

9. Add two pieces of elastic to the back of the bow tie to allow for the dog collar to be slipped through this space. If desired you could also add two narrow strips of fabric to hide the elastic.

Your dog bow tie is complete!

To see more from Sarah, visit her on Instagram @sjstitchery

Made by Sarah Holliman for The Craft Cotton Company 2021

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