Nutty Nag Bandana

Have a little fun with your Nutty Nag and make him or her a reversible bandana!  This is a very easy project and quick too!  It really doesn’t take much more than some fabric scraps and a little velcro.  

Print the bandana template at the bottom of this tutorial and let’s get started!

You will need:

  • 2 Large Scraps of Cotton Fabric (12 inches by 6 inches)
  • 3/4 inch long piece of hook and loop tape (velcro) which is 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch wide
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Iron

Step 1

Cut two bandana pieces from fabric, following the grain placement on the pattern template.

Step 2

Place the two bandana pieces right sides together and pin in place to hold.

Step 3

Sew along the edges using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  Leave space open for turning as indicated in the above image.  (the seam allowance is already included in the template)  Clip the curves for proper turning, careful not to clip into the seam.

Step 4

Turn right side out.  You will have an opening for turning which will need to be tucked in.

Step 5

Tuck the raw edges of the opening toward the inside, keep in line with the seam, and iron the bandana.

Step 6

Topstitch around the entire bandana with a scant 1/8 inch seam allowance.  This will give it a finished look and also sew the opening closed.

Step 7

Add the piece of loop tape to one end of the bandana on one side.  Add the piece of hook tape to the opposite end of the bandana on the opposite side.


This is generally how your bandana should look.

If you want to dress up your bandana, while sewing the two pieces together you can sandwich a pompom tape/trim between the two pieces and sew as instructed.  Remember to turn the trim inward onto the fabric while sewing so it will hang off the fabric when turned right side out.  Have fun with it!

yep…it even fits my flamingo!

This is a great image to pin!  Pin now and save this project for later.