Day 18 – Dog Bandana
It’s a good feeling when an idea that has been swimming around in your head for weeks comes to life. And actually works.
I picked out two fabrics because I wanted the bandana to be reversible. I cut them into a triangle shape and sewed them together right side together. I left a 2″ gap for turning the bandana right side out. After turning it, I ironed the seams and top stitched about 1/8″ from the edge.
I dug through my Velcro leftovers and found a 1/2″ piece that I sewed onto the very tip of the tie. Even with a Velcro closure it’s possible to reverse the bandana. I know it’s a bit difficult to see because the fabric pieces are similar in color.
After I finished, I tried it on Mindy and it fit beautifully. I think, however, on my next bandana I’ll use a longer piece of Velcro so the neck sizing can be adjustable.
Mindy wore the bandana all day and it stayed on the whole time even during playtime in the backyard. I know she looks serious in the photos, but she really didn’t mind wearing it. You may notice a bit of black fur in the photos, so the fact that it’s washable is a huge plus.
Now I need to get busy making a couple for Woody and Ellie.
Woody wanted me to ask if we can pick out our own fabric. I think he’d really like something blue to match his eye.