Today I made something I’ve never made before! I’m participating in the Movie Monday Challenge again this month and the movie theme is Luck. I chose “The Lucky One” a sweet movie where a war veteran and his dog go in search of a mystery woman from a photo and he ends up working at her dog kennel. Zac Efron stars in it, too, sooo yeah, that’s a bonus. Anyway, dogs are an important part of the story and since the theme is luck, I decided to make a Dog Bandana from a dollar store scarf to tie it all together. Is that too far of a stretch? Either way, whichever color scheme or theme of the scarf you buy, you can easily make at least two doggie bandanas from just one scarf. And this is much more appropriate than say a pillowcase with Zac’s face ironed on it, right?
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Make a Dog Bandana from a Dollar Store Scarf
- Dollar Store Scarf
- Cutting Mat
- Rotary Cutter
- Clear Acrylic Ruler
- OR Scissors & Long Ruler
- Sewing Machine
- White Thread
- Coordinating Ribbon
Make a Dog Bandana from a Dollar Store Scarf Steps
1. Lay the scarf out flat on the cutting mat and cut it width wise at the 27-inch mark with the rotary cutter, creating a rectangle. OR, just measure a 27-inch length and cut it with scissors.
2. Fold that piece in half with the fold on the right. Place the ruler at the top left corner and the bottom right corner and cut the scarf piece diagonally.
3. It should still have one edge already sewn or finished, but you’ll need to finish the other two edges. You have a couple of options. If this is just for a one day wear, I wouldn’t even bother finishing off the edges. If you have a serger, you can just serge the edges and be done. You could also zigzag stitch the edges. I tried that but my machine wouldn’t cooperate. So I turned the edge and sewed a straight seam down both edges instead.
4. You can leave it just like that, but I opted to sew some ribbon on top of the seam to give it a more finished look. I don’t recommend using satin ribbon like I did, though, because it likes to slide around. Grosgrain ribbon would work great.
That’s it! Once you see how easy it is to Make a Dog Bandana from a Dollar Store Scarf, you’ll want to make one for each holiday and season. Sure this one is themed for St. Patrick’s Day, but I know for a fact that Dollar tree (where I got this scarf) and Target’s dollar spot always put these scarves out according to the holiday and season. If you’re really nuts about your pooch, you can even buy a scarf for yourself so you can match!
I also want to thank the family of my beautiful Great Dane dog model, Charlotte. I don’t actually have a dog myself, but Charlotte here has been my muse the whole time I’ve been planning this and I knew she’d look gorgeous in the photos. And since I could only use two of the photos for my feature images, I wanted to share the rest of them with you so you could see her sweet personality. Considering she is still a puppy and learning her training and commands, I thought she posed and cooperated better than a toddler would have, lol. Love you, Charlotte!
Or, if you’re in the market to see loads of St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas, you absolutely have to check out All Free Holiday Crafts.
On the last (or fourth) Monday of each month, a group of bloggers participate in a #MovieMondayChallenge, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty! We decide on a topic, genre, or specific movie to use for inspiration and everyone gets free reign to create something wonderful!
This month’s challenge was. . . . “LUCK! Everyone was allowed to choose their own favorite film so long as it was inspired by the challenge word.
Now let’s see what everyone else was inspired to create for this month’s #MovieMondayChallenge!! If you’d like to join our Facebook group, you can request an invite here.