Sunday, April 14, 2013

New Slide On Dog Collar Bandanas for Monica

Yesterday we went on a hike and our sweet puppy rolled in dirt, dirt, and more dirt.  When we got home we had to give her a bath, and when I was picking out a fresh bandana for her collar I noticed how raggy and worn most of her bandanas have gotten.  So I used my slide on dog collar bandana pattern and tutorial to create six new, springy ones.

I love this project because you don't have to run out and buy anything new, and it gives you a chance to use up your scrap fabrics.  I had some favorite fabrics that I had barely enough of to do anything with, and this project was perfect for using up the very last of them.

You'll notice that two of the bandanas are smaller than the others.  I experimented with the pattern a little bit to try and make a bigger collar.  I took my clear acrylic ruler that goes with my rotary cutting set and lined it up with the edges of the pattern to add 1 inch to the diagonal sides and 3/4 an inch to he straight/paralell sides.  The result was a bigger bandana--probably the correct size for a corgi or similar sized dog.

If you have a bigger dog, you could probably use the same method but add more inches to the sides to make a bigger pattern.  (Maybe one day I"ll get less lazy and make different patterns for different dog sizes...)

You can see the difference in sizes on the collar below.

Today Monica is sporting a cheery lemon print bandana and she looks super adorable as she sleeps beside me on the couch while I write this post. :)

Have a great end to your weekend and enjoy some fun projects! :)



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    Colin Seal

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