I added the 2.5” width of the collar to my end length and marked the fabric at 6.5”.
UPDATE: If you’re making a paper pattern, fold your paper in half with the folded edge toward you. Draw the width and length of the collar as shown in the second image below.
Step 3: Take a straight edge ruler and mark with your chalk a straight line connecting the “point” of your bandanna to the bottom edge of your 2.5” mark. Creating a triangle shape.
Step 4: Open up your fabric and from the WRONG side of the fabric fold over the ‘two straight edges’, creating a double hem. This is the part of the bandanna that will see the most friction against the collar. I did a double hem and then top stitched it again for flare and extra stability.
Step 5: From the WRONG side of the fabric stitch the triangle together from the bottom of the hem you have created to the point of the triangle and then back up.
Step 6: Cut the tip of your bandanna triangle off, close to the stitching. This will create a sharper point.
Turn your bandanna right side out, using the holes you left open at the top.
Step 7: Top stitch your bandanna. From edge to edge for the collar casing, stitch across the top in a straight line. I did a double top stitch to match my double stitched hem, and for stability.
Stitch along the outside of your triangle from point to point again. This will keep your bandanna flat and crisp looking.
Easy, easy, just like that your bandanna is done and a perfect fit for your pooch! I whipped up this bandanna in under 30 minutes (while taking pictures!) and it fit my dog perfectly. Easy and fun to make, I adored the customization of this wonderful little bandanna and it was the perfect look for my black dog. We would LOVE to see your dog or cat sporting their fashionable looks! Now to pick out some themed fabrics for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter… hmmm….