D.I.Y. Dog Bandana


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This is an extremely easy and quick no sew tutorial for making a bandana for your dog by using an old shirt. Why a tutorial for a dog bandana? Because they’re super cute and give your dog major (ish) street cred. They’re also kind of pricey to buy pre-made so I decided to try my hand at making one with some old shirts I was throwing out. It isn’t going to be majorly durable but they’re so easy to make and cost practically nothing. Here’s what you’ll need:

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  1. An old shirt
  2. A hot glue gun
  3. Scissors
  4. Your dog’s old collar


Step 1. Cut the shirt in half by cutting along the stitching, being careful not to damage it. Place your dog’s old collar at an angle between the underpart of where the sleeve should be and the bottom corner of the shirt. This is to ensure that it won’t be too tight around your dog’s neck. Cut a line along this section to make a triangular shape.

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Step 2: Spread hot glue along the line where you have cut, being careful not to burn yourself. Hot glue guns can get extremely hot and I’ve burned myself more often than not while crafting. Working quickly, fold down a flap of the material and hold it down until dry. It should look like the photo below.

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Step 3. Wait until the glue has fully dried and cooled down to room temperature before trying the bandana on your dog.


Step 4. Stand back and admire how cute your dog is.

Get my good side.

And that’s it! Super easy right? You’ve easily gotten rid of an old shirt that was taking up space and your dog is ready to serve some Cat Kidston realness the next time you both go on walkies.


I hope you found this tutorial helpful, feel free to like and share. Thanks for reading!

Until next time,

Cíara C



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