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It is no surprise to anyone who knows me that my dogs are very important to me. Feeding them high quality food is of the utmost importance to me so that they live long, happy, and healthy lives. Purina Pro Plan is the food we choose to feed our fur babies because it is nutrition I trust and taste they love. My love for my dogs goes so much further than their food though. I also like to make them special wardrobe items, like dog bandanas. Would you like to know how to make them too? Keep reading!
One of my kids’ favorite places to go is PetSmart. They love to see all the small animals, look at the dog toys, and see the aquariums. On our last trip to buy dog food, we stopped in the ProPlan aisle. It is super easy to find in PetSmart because the aisles are labeled!
There are several varieties to choose from but we know that our (lazy) Elvis needs weight management food so that is what we always buy. I like that Pro Plan offers a formula right for my dog. It is simple to find on the shelf (as are all the varieties). We also saw Pro Plan around the store in different places. Thankfully my husband was with me because we buy the biggest bag we can and feed our pups for weeks on it before buying again.
I was really happy to see a rebate offer in PetSmart on Pro Plan dog food! You can get it too! It is great getting food we would be buying for my pups for free with this rebate offer!
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Spoiling my pups comes easy to me, much to the dismay of my husband. I buy them treats and toys and I let them sleep on the sofa. I know, bad mommy! But, they are my babies. Just like my kids, the pups also deserve some fun. The wearing of dog bandanas, like the one you can see in the picture above, started with Rocky months ago. We put one on him as a joke but he really liked it. Once off, he carried it around wanting it back on. I decided it was time to enhance my pups’ wardrobe with some new fashionable bandanas. They can look snazzy eating up their delicious (to them) food!
Sewing is a skill I taught myself several years ago. You do not need to be an expert to follow along with this tutorial and make your very own doggy bandanas! I promise!
I started by seeing how big around my dog’s neck was. I made sure my longest side was about 4-5 inches longer than that length. I also made a cardboard seam allowance guide. I find they make it easier to hem. Just using it eliminates the need for measuring over and over and that saves a lot of time!
My longest side is 26 inches. I found it easiest to fold the fabric in half and cut a triangle with the point being the folded seam, that way you only have to cut two lines. From the center point of my longest side to the point is 10 inches. I had 1 inch around all sides to make the inseam. Here is a picture I made of a different bandana to show what I mean with the folds.
Sew a dog bandana!
Start by ironing a 1/2 inch seam around all edges. Once that is completed, you can fold the seam over, hiding the cut edge, and iron again. Place a few pins to keep the seams closed until you can sew.
The corners can be a bit tricky, depending on how you cut your fabric. I tucked the point in and ironed them down.
Once all seams have been pinned, you are ready to start sewing. I started sewing straight down the middle of the seam. Hold the seam in place as you are sewing to to keep it from pulling out. Also, make sure to back-sew on each end, turn at the corners with the needle down, and take your time!
Once you have sewn all edges, you are ready to do the velcro! I cut mine 3.5 inches long. The key here is making sure you sew one piece on the wrong side corner and one piece on the right side corner. This will allow your edges to overlap when being worn. I only pinned my velcro in places for one small side of sewing. After that, it makes the velcro pucker so remove the pin and just hold the piece in place as you sew.
Cut your strings and you are all done! My pups are loving their new bandanas! Rocky and Elvis have matching blue flame bandanas. Jemma loves them the most.
I also made a camo bandana for Rocky.