Here is a last minute Christmas craft for you! This project is so quick and easy that you can still whip one up for your favourite pet(s!) just in time for Christmas morning 🙂 These snap-on pet bandanas are really cute and easy and with the added snaps they are also adjustable 🙂
I have made patterns for small, medium and large bandanas which you will find below. We don’t have much time before Christmas so let’s get to it!
Supplies you will need to make your pet bandana
- Festive fabric (I suppose you could make these year-round heehee )
- Thread to match fabric
- Sewing machine
- Fabric scissors
- Snap-on buttons and pliers
Cutting Out Your Fabric
Fold your fabric in half so you have two layers with the back of the fabric facing out.
Follow my diagram below to measure out the appropriate size bandana for your pet! And remember that you can place the snaps wherever you want to customize the size of your bandana at the end.
Cut out your fabric (don’t forget the 1/4″ seam allowance around your cutout).
Sewing Your Pet Bandana
Start sewing around both pieces of fabric at once. Start at the top edge about 1 inch from the center and go all the way around. Once you are back to the top edge stop sewing 1 inch from the center of the bandana. This will leave your pet bandana with a 2 inch hole at the top.
Flip your work inside out so that the pattern in now on the outside. You will probably need to use tweezers to poke out the ends of the straps. Also poke the point of the bandana out from the inside so that it has a sharp corner.
Now you just need to seal the top edge! Starting where the strap meets the bandana; sew a straight line across the top folding in the open seam as you go. Iron bandana to ensure that it is nice and flat.
Adding Snaps to Your Pet Bandana
Most snap-on button sets come with the pliers and pointy stick to make holes in your fabric. Poke a hole where you want to put your snap then put one of the pins through the hole and a snap on the other side.
Press the two pieces together with the pliers.
I put two snaps on my bandanas so they would be more adjustable but the amount of snaps is totally up to you. If you have your pet handy you can just try it on them for size and put one snap exactly where you need it!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Feel free to leave your comments below if you need help or just have anything to add 🙂
Happy crafting and Merry Christmas!