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Oh these sweet (occassionally uncooperative) puppies of mine! Ok. They aren’t exactly puppies anymore…. Bitly is almost 3 and Buffer is about to hit 6 months which basically makes her a teenager… which also explains some things!
Despite the fact that these 2 weren’t feeling particularly photogenic, I love these fur-babies of mine so much and I LOVE spoiling them too! They’ve got almost every toy under the sun… but that doesn’t stop me from getting them more 😀
This Valentines, I wanted to create something special (and matching, cause CUTENESS) for my girls to wear around in honor of one of our favorite holidays! Sparkly, hot pink Puppy Bandannas seemed like a natural choice!
Want to make some some puppy bandannas of your own? Its super easy to do, and I am totally going to be making more for my girls to wear around town.
Here’s what you need to make your own puppy bandannas:
Fabric – a fat quarter should be plenty
Ruler (12.5 inch square would be handiest if you have it)
Rotary Cutter or Scissors
Sewing Machine and accessories
You’ll also need your dog’s collar on hand for measurements.
Step 1: Gather your supplies.
Step 2: Open your dog’s collar and lay it flat on the diagonal to find out the size of square you’ll need. Measure only the fabric section of the collar, leaving room for the clip and ring. Then add 2.5 inches to the total. I made Buffer’s collar first. the fabric of her collar measured 7 inches. So I cut a 9.5 inch square to make her bandanna
Step 3: Cut out your square of fabric and iron flat
Step 4: Take the square and line it up on the diagonal, wrong side up. Measure 1.5 inches from the point (I started with 1 inch (pictured) and had to go back later to adjust).
Step 5: Draw a straight line with your fabric pen.
Step 6: Fold at the line, right sides out. (Sewing Tip! use a piece of paper to get a perfect crease!)
Step 7: Sew the fold to create a finished edge. I did 2 lines of straight stitching for this part. 1 right on the edge of the fold, and the other a quarter inch from the first line.
Step 8: Trip the access “corner” piece, leaving 1/4 inch seam. Repeat steps 5 to 8 on the opposite side.
Step 9: Once you’ve finished steps 5 to 8 on both side of the square, fold in half. Match the points at the end of the square to create the bandanna shape, right sides together. Pin in place
Step 10: Starting 1/4 inch from the edge, and at the very edge of the seams we created in steps 5 to 8, sew down to the point of the bandanna and then back up the other side. End at the edge of the seam on the opposite side of where you started.
Step 11: Turn you bandanna right side out through one of the holes at the end (this is where you’ll slip the collar through). Push out the bottom point and seams. Then draw a straight line from the bottom of one side of the collar slide to the other.
Step 12: Top stitch along the line you drew, and then all the way around, ending where you started with a few back stitched to secure it.
Slide it over your dogs collar and you’re done! And your puppy is looking darn adorable!
Seriously! This face? Could a dog be any cuter?
In addition to their new puppy bandannas, I also put together a fun little valentines gift baskets for my babies!
I stocked up on pink toys and the dog equivalent of chocolate… lots and lots of delicious Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® treats! In fact, when I went shopping on chewy.com, I got 1 + of all of the Nutrish® treat flavors!! They all sounded so good, especially the Deli Cuts, Meatloaf Morsels and Savory Roasters!! I couldn’t make up my mind which one they’d like best… so I decided to let them decide! With a handy $1.50 coupon, I stocked up for the next few weeks and now I’m glad I did!!
Let me tell you, the dogs are in LOVE with these tasty treats**! They’ve even started turning up their noses at the treats we were previously giving them! Which is fine by me, because these treats are SO much better for them!
Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Treats are safely USA cooked with the world’s best ingredients, contain no corn or wheat, and have no artificial flavors or meat by-products. And that makes this Fur-Mama’s heart happy! I want only the best for my pups and I know that I can trust the Nutrish® products!
I couldn’t resist including this picture. LOL. Not exactly Buffer’s best moment, but she loves the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Deli Cuts! She couldn’t sit still and just HAD to get her reward! And of course I was laughing too hard at her antics, to say no.
Are you planning on spoiling your pups this Valentines? I bet your fur-babies will look just as cute in their own puppy bandannas!
Don’t forget to grab that coupon for $1.50 off Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Treats!!
**Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Treats are intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only. Please watch your dog to ensure Nutrish treats are thoroughly chewed before swallowing. Break into small pieces for smaller dogs.