If you love to sew and you have pets then check this tutorial out. I want to show everyone how they can easily make a handmade pet bandana while also telling them about our newest and first review for the blog!
When I first started sewing in March, 2018 I was no expert and I sure as heck am not now either. There is always something one can learn.
I found that I love to sew and in doing so I opened my own online shop on Etsy. Etsy is a handmade online shopping site where you can support handmade sellers from all over the world.
The best part about getting products that are handmade? You know they will made just for you and not in some warehouse being made by a random person. It also seems as if the business owners on Etsy have such great communication with their customers rather than a large company you have to deal with.
So, how do you make a handmade bandana?
- Sewing machine, I got mine for a good price here on amazon and I absolutely love it
- Rotary cutter
- Self healing cutting mat
- Iron, I use a mini one as it seems much easier for me as I don’t make large products
- Any fabric, I prefer cottons or flannels when making bandanas
- Small thread cutting scissors
- Yard stick
- KAM snaps
- Basic sewing needs like pins, pin cushion, thread, bobbins and all that fun stuff
Gather all of your supplies so you have them in one area. I use a folded table for laying out my fabric and cutting it, along with my cutting mat. Make sure to measure your dog’s neck for the right measurements and to add an extra inch on there for comfort.
Fold your fabric into a triangle. When folding the fabric, fold together the right sides so you won’t have to do it once you get done cutting. Set your ruler along the two rough edges of the fabric (as seen below), and make sure both sides are the same length. Doing this will ensure you have a perfect square/triangle and no uneven edges. Cut with your rotary cutter.
I pressed my fabric before sewing it together so it would lay flat and have no bumps. After you iron you want to hold the fabric together with pins to ensure the fabric does not shift.
When you begin sewing make sure you sew a few stitches and then back stitch. It will hold the material together stronger. I always start in the middle of one side so I can have about an inch or two to stop before that start point to turn the fabric right side out. And I always go to the edge of the presser foot on my material (as seen below). I do this because it give a little extra on the edge for when you have to sew the opening together.
Sew around all the edges and stop about two or three inches from where you began. Do a couple back stitches and simply lift your presser foot and cut thread. You will now be turning the fabric right side out! I always iron my fabric before and after to ensure it’s flat and nothing is wrong with the material.
The KAM snaps is pretty easy to use. Order these cheap KAM snaps to get instructions and more snaps in different colors. This set was very easy to use and simple as well as tons of snaps included.
If you don’t have time or energy to make a pet bandana at home then shop at my store on Etsy for cute stylish bandanas made with love. Currently I have about 6 different patterns to offer and more to come soon!
Reviewing Our Honest Kitchen Bone Broth
“We received this item free of charge from Chewy for our honest review and opinions.”
I have always heard of Honest Kitchen’s bone broth but never really tried it for Maggie. Champ of course doesn’t like it but what does he ever like?
The ingredients listed on this product are natural with no by-products or fake meat. We feed Taste of the Wild for our dogs and they do well on it as it’s ‘one’ of the top foods on Dog Food Advisor. If you scroll down it will list TotW as a 4 star dry dog food.
Maggie enjoys anything really. As long as she is fit and healthy she can have all the Honest Kitchen broth that she wants. As you can see above she had her nose dipped in it.
I am not 100% sure if Maggie would eat the broth poured over her dry dog food as a gravy. But it’s the next step we are going to be trying!
You can buy this product on Chewy HERE for only $13.71!
All opinions are mine.