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    How to make bandanas *pic*

    Maria had asked how to make homemade bandanas..
    I was going to take pictures of how to do it but my dad had already cut our material before I had the chance to do it myself and take pictures.
    So, I made up a little thing in PSP.


    Normally I get a yard of materiel.
    Fold it to where the sides are the same length then I know where to cut. You can also use an already made bandana to see where you need to cut.

    I use pinking shears to reduce fraying.


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    do you need to sew along the edges or will the pinking shears stop the fraying completly??

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    It really depends on the material and your dog.
    Mine like the pull on eachothers so that makes it fray. Usually it doesn't fray completely, but it doesn't stop it from fraying all the way.

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    I'm glad I found this thread. Thanks for the info, Kay. It will be very helpful.

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    Thank you, Thank you, Kay! Now, to hit Walmart for some material and I'll be in business!
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    Great post Kay, thank you! I need to make my puppers some 'danas, I'll have to make them a bit smaller though. lol! Maybe I can get away with a half yard.
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    Thanks so much, Kay! I already started making Sadie some new bandanas, a halloween one, and a Christmas one. Now, I justy need my neighbor new serge the edges, so they don't frill. Thanks again!

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    I want to make my dogs some Christmas bandanas, and I found this!

    Thanks, Kay.

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    Bump for Jess!

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    I semi-understand the pictures you've shown, but I had a quick question.

    Do you cut them into triangles that you just tie on, or do you cut a square that you later fold into a triangle to tie on?

    I've bought plenty that are made for people that are made as a square, and you then fold into a triangle to wrap on your head.

    Just wondering which way is better for a dog. I'd imagine the less amount of bulk is better, but I was just making sure!
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    Less amount of bulk is easier to deal with for a dog, human bandanas are usually square, but doggie (and kitty) ones are just equilateral triangles. If you have a sewing machine, hemming the edges is pretty simple, and most effective at preventing fraying, but if you do not, pinking shears are the next best thing. A woven fabric with fray more readily than a knit of any sort, but the fabrics we use to make bandanas - the ones with pretty patterns, are almost always woven.

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    I just cut them in triangles - the less material you use for each one, the more you can make.

    For little dogs, I cut the triangle in half and make two smaller triangles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dappledoxie
    Great post Kay, thank you! I need to make my puppers some 'danas, I'll have to make them a bit smaller though. lol! Maybe I can get away with a half yard.

    Half a yard will make me about 4 bandannas & I have large dogs so I'm sure half a yard will do just fine for you. That is if I cut with the pinking shears, if I hem the edges I get about 2-3 out of a half yard.
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    Thanks! Now, to add to our already huge bandanna collection, you can ever have too many!

    Niņo & Eliza



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    If yall are like me you won't have to worry about the edges fraying, though. I have so many that if they get too frayed I just toss them. Of course, my nerdy self keeps the "extra special" ones, including Kiara's first bandana which is now crusty with puppy breath and dirt - and barely fits around her nose now!!

    I'll have to read the manual for the sewing machine we just got not too long ago and learn how to do edges.

    ~Kay, Athena, Ace, Kiara, Mufasa, & Alice!
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