Just wanted to share a quickie tonight. A quickie project I mean. Mainly cause I really enjoyed making these little dog bandanas out of scraps of fabric.
The idea of these is that they can be put on a collar, taken off and washed then put back on. They're colourful and fun. I got the idea from a little bandana a friend gave me and I thought I could put some of my millions of fabrick offcuts to use to make something different and special for the dogs I groom.
I didn't use any large pieces of fabric to make these, just small squares. First I joined two pieces together, then folded, ironed, and stitched the sides for neatness. Lastly I folded over and ironed to create a sleeve to put the collar through. Then ironed again. Easy peasy. If you don't mind all the ironing.
If I can do it, trust me. Its easy.
Ok, so you noticed the crooked stitching on the dog paw bandana. Yes... it was my first try... Not an excuse, I basically lost control of the sewing machine. It happens. (To me, it happens too often...)
No two-tone effect for that first one either, justvery crooked stitching. That's what makes it special... hehehe
I used black thread for all of these - there was no way I was going to change the thread and bobbin colour to match each one. Too fiddly and too much work for a fun little project. I put these little bandanas on grooming customer dogs cause it makes me happy to make them look good.
I want to make more. I have tons more fabric offcuts to mix and match. I just need to find the office desk. I know its in the office somewhere... under 3 metres of fabric...