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Valentine Doggie Bandana


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Design by: kriskraft (2 Projects)
Project skill level: easy
Project time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Project tags: Fashion Fashion Accessories Valentine's Day

A cute fabric valentine bandana for the canine love of your life. I created this for my sister's dog because his red collar looked so cute on him. If you haven't done cotton fabric projects with the Cricut yet you are sure to be amazed by how simple and quick the projects are.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Black & White Bandana 22 x 22"
  • Red Cotton Fabric 12 x 12"
  • Black & White Cotton Fabric 6 x 12"
  • Cotton thread to match bandana
  • HeatnBond Iron-on Adhesive

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Wash and dry the fabric you will be using for this project. Cut store bought bandana in half diagonally. Note that one 22 x 22" bandana can be used to make two doggie bandanas. Set one half aside for another project. Hem or zig zag stitch the raw edge of the fabric to avoid fraying. Cut a piece of red cotton fabric to 12 x 12" and a piece of black and white (or other designed) cotton fabric to 6 x 12". Following the manufacturer's instructions, iron on the fusible backing to wrong (back) sides of the red and the the designed fabric pieces. Note: The fused fabric is rather stiff. If you would like a more comfortable bandana you may wish to leave off the large heart. Adjust instructions accordingly.
You are almost ready to cut the accent pieces for your doggie bandana, but first be sure to peel off the paper backing from the fabric pieces. Place each fabric piece on Cricut cutting mat with the “sticky” side down and the fabric facing up. Make sure that the material lies flat on the mat without air bubbles. Use the following settings for cutting cotton fabric with the Cricut Machine: Machine at Speed 3 Med, Pressure 4 High, Blade Depth 5, Multi Cut 1.
Using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, cut an 8" <heart> shadow and a 2 1/2" <heart> shadow. Also using Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, cut the letters at 2" using the shadow feature as well. Remove the pieces from the mats. Iron the 8" heart to the front of the bandana, then iron on your pet's name and the small heart.
Congratulations! Your bandana is ready to be worn by your special canine friend. Just loosely wrap the bandana around your pet's neck and tie the back, or fold the upper part of the heart and tie for a more traditional look. Your dog is sure to love his or her present. Happy Valentine's Day!

Step 1

Wash and dry the fabric you will be using for this project. Cut store bought bandana in half diagonally. Note that one 22 x 22" bandana can be used to make two doggie bandanas. Set one half aside for another project. Hem or zig zag stitch the raw edge of the fabric to avoid fraying. Cut a piece of red cotton fabric to 12 x 12" and a piece of black and white (or other designed) cotton fabric to 6 x 12". Following the manufacturer's instructions, iron on the fusible backing to wrong (back) sides of the red and the the designed fabric pieces. Note: The fused fabric is rather stiff. If you would like a more comfortable bandana you may wish to leave off the large heart. Adjust instructions accordingly.

Step 2

You are almost ready to cut the accent pieces for your doggie bandana, but first be sure to peel off the paper backing from the fabric pieces. Place each fabric piece on Cricut cutting mat with the “sticky” side down and the fabric facing up. Make sure that the material lies flat on the mat without air bubbles. Use the following settings for cutting cotton fabric with the Cricut Machine: Machine at Speed 3 Med, Pressure 4 High, Blade Depth 5, Multi Cut 1.

Step 3

Using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, cut an 8" <heart> shadow and a 2 1/2" <heart> shadow. Also using Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, cut the letters at 2" using the shadow feature as well. Remove the pieces from the mats. Iron the 8" heart to the front of the bandana, then iron on your pet's name and the small heart.

Step 4

Congratulations! Your bandana is ready to be worn by your special canine friend. Just loosely wrap the bandana around your pet's neck and tie the back, or fold the upper part of the heart and tie for a more traditional look. Your dog is sure to love his or her present. Happy Valentine's Day!

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SHOWCASED - A FEATURED PROJECT
SHOWCASED - A FEATURED PROJECT
PRIZED - PROJECT FAVED 25+ TIMES
PRIZED - PROJECT FAVED 25+ TIMES
CELEBRATED - PROJECT FAVED 50+ TIMES
CELEBRATED - PROJECT FAVED 50+ TIMES
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I just might have to make one for my dog. Thanks for sharing!

Published on February 10, 2012 by Lsr73 Flag Comment As Inappropriate
This is so cute. And you make it sound so easy. Love it.

Published on February 07, 2012 by jwest Flag Comment As Inappropriate