Sunday, March 6, 2011

Easy Dog Bandanna Tutorial

Today is my puppy Chester's first birthday!  I can't believe he's already a year old, this past year has flown by!  I made him a bandanna and some treats for his birthday today.
The bandanna is so easy to make.  For a lab/retriever size dog, cut a square of fabric that is 25 inches by 25 inches.  Cut the square into a triangle by cutting a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner.  Fold a quarter inch of fabric under on each of the three sides and press with your iron.  Then sew with an 1/8 inch seam all the way around.  And you're done!  Pretty easy right?  All you have to do now is get your dog to sit still long enough to put it on him.

I think he looks pretty handsome with it on.  But I'm a bit partial to this little guy!

I also made him so special treats for his birthday.  I have wanted to try making the dog biscuits from Dukes' and Duchesses for a while and finally made them.  And Chester loooves them!   I didn't have a bone shaped cookie cutter so I used flowers and people.


Here he is being a good boy and shaking to get a delicious treat!
Do you have any great dog projects you have made?  I would love to see them!

23 comments:

  1. Ahh... Happy B-day Chester! He does look handsome :)

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  3. Hi Katie

    Chester is a CUTIE! I am a new follower and am delighted to welcome you over at Create With Joy!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  4. That is one cute dog ... hope he enjoyed the cookies!

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  5. Aww Chester is such a cute dog! Great bandanna too! Thanks for linking up to Creation Mondays @ ~The Life of Me~!

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  6. How cute and how gorgeous the dog is. My lab is 14yrs now.

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  7. What a cute dog you have, fun project!

    Carlee,
    ladybirdln.blogspot.com

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  8. HEY love the blog!! Your dog is so adorable!! Thanks for your sweet comments!! I am now a follower!!

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  9. So funny, I recently did a similar tutorial on making a fat quarter dog bandana!
    http://shannonandtonysclutteredcloset.blogspot.com/2011/02/fat-quarter-dog-bandana.html

    Shannon

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  10. That is too funny! Your pup is adorable too:) unfortunately people are afraid/prejudiced against mine because he's a pitbull but he really is a big teddy ear!

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  11. What a cute dog! I make bandanas for our Westies too, but instead of sewing, I just cut the edges with pinking shears.

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  12. Thank you for the tutorial. Your dog looks just like a dog I used to have. I'm a new follower from What Allie's Making Now.

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  13. HEY! Thank you for linking up at WHASSUP! LOVE the bandana...buuuuuuuuuuuut, i gotta say, THAT SWEET DOGGY steals the show!!! I LUUUUURVE Labs! We have a Black Lab to0, his name is Raider! But the BANDANA is FAB!!

    xoxokara

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  14. Very cute! Chester looks adorable! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  15. OMG He's a cutie. We totally have a weak spot for adorable dogs, which is basicly all dogs, except maybe those chinese crested things.

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  16. Soooo cute! I'm going to have to investigate the art of homemade dog treats...

    Like all your projects, I totally want to try it! I'm a huge fan of your blog and so I wrote about it and gave you a little blog award today... feel free to check it out and pass the blog love along!

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  17. CUTE! Our dog used to wear a bandana- he did not like it much...but he looked so cute. He is not an accessory kind of dog. Yours is adorable!

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  18. Happy First Birthday, Chester!

    thanks for sharing your bandana at creative juice thursday!

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  19. What a beautiful dog! Happy Birthday, Pup!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  20. Chester is very handsome! We have a handsome black lab named Rockey. :) Thank you for sharing Chester's special day by linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. @ The Tattered Tag. Please remember tomorrow is another fun blog bash, so drop by and link up more of your creativity and/or Chester's special moments! :)

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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  21. Hi Chester!! Just dropping by to let you know that you are a feature at this week's K.I.S.S. Please stop by and see...

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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  22. Katie, thank you for sharing Chester, his birthday, and your wonderful tutorial! I've featured your post on this week's "A Little Birdie Told Me..."

    Jenn

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  23. Happy Belated Birthday Chester! My grandpuppy Rowdy was 4 on Valentine's Day. She's a black Lab, and I am convinced that Labs have a separate motor that keeps their tails wagging. I love here very much.

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