How to Customize a Dog Bandana

by Lanh Ma
    Double-knot the bandana to tie it firmly on your dog.

    Double-knot the bandana to tie it firmly on your dog.

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    When you want to dress your dog in a fun and casual manner, tie a bandana around its neck. A bandana adds a splash of color to your dog's appearance and it is a comfortable accessory. While commercial dog bandanas are made to fit a wide range of dogs, making a customized one ensures that it'll fit your dog perfectly!

    Step 1

    Measure the circumference of your dog's neck, where you want the bandana to sit.

    Step 2

    Add 18 inches to the measurement and jot this number down as the adjusted measurement.

    Step 3

    Cut out a square of fabric using the adjusted measurement for the length of each side.

    Step 4

    Cut diagonally across the fabric square from corner to corner, creating two triangles.

    Step 5

    Hem one triangle by folding the raw edges down once towards the wrong side and stitching them flat.

    Step 6

    Repeat step 5 for the other triangle.

    Step 7

    Place the two hemmed triangles together, wrong sides in, and sew them together along the edges.

    Items You Will Need

    • Measuring tape
    • Fabric
    • Scissors
    • Needle
    • Thread


    • Exercise a bit of creativity by making the dog bandana with white fabric and using fabric paint to decorate it.

    Photo Credits

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    About the Author

    Lanh Ma is a professional writer living in Wisconsin. She has been creating professional Web content since 2007 as well as occasionally publishing fiction. Ma holds one bachelor's degree in political science and another in media studies.

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