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Monday, February 8, 2010

DIY Day: Simple Dog Scarf

Today’s DIY project is in honor of the Saints’ Super Bowl win!  Who Dat, baby!! It feels so great to say that…..THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS are SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!!!

Ahem, now that that’s out of the way, onto the project.  I made Gidget a Saints scarf a few weeks ago.  I wanted to make it as quick and easy as possible, with the supplies that I had on hand. 

First, I embroidered the logo onto some scrap fabric, before cutting the fabric.  You could use an iron-on patch instead if you don’t have an embroidery machine.IMG_0143Then, I used one of her pre-made scarves as a size template and cut out a triangle piece of fabric, centering the logo:


Next, I folded down the top a couple times and pinned in my ribbon ties. 

IMG_0146Then, stitched a zig zag border around the perimeter, making sure to sew the ribbon in place.  IMG_0148

I didn’t even hem the edge! IMG_0147

I went back over where my ribbon went in with a straight stitch to make sure it would be held securely.

IMG_0149And then carefully clipped away the excess point of fabric, taking care not to cut the ribbon in the process!


All done, easy-peasy! IMG_0152

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Gidget approved! IMG_0156

Totally stylish, don’t you think? IMG_0158This was so simple and quick to make, you could whip one up for every season! If you have a large or very active dog, I would recommend a different technique than the ribbon ties, although these held up well and never came untied when she was wearing it.  You could lengthen the fabric out at the sides, fold it down and tie it like you would a bandanna.

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  1. She is such a natural model. I have some tulle and I think that I will make Murphy a tutu.

  2. Very cute. I will have to remember this for my parent's dogs.

  3. Oh my gosh, how cute. I need to make a couple for my sheepdog!!!

  4. So adorable!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Cool Blog...I take it your a Saints and LSU fan :-)
    I am glad they Saints won too. I'm a Bama fan for college.
    I really like your crafts/designs, etc.

  6. Wooo! Go Saints!
    I made a sign last week for them
    Love your scarf - wish I'd made one for my dogs to wear during the game!
    Maybe next year :)

  7. This is adorable. I am a Colts fan, but I think everybody loves the Saints this week. What a game they played! And what a great model you have for that darling scarf!

  8. Ruff, sniff, sniff, ruff,ruff, howl! lick, lick, Scamp
    (Translation- Thank you for this great idea. I love to wear fancy things. Mommy is going to make this for me. Love, Scamp)

  9. I love the last pic of the so looks like the dog is modeling the scarf. Too cute.

  10. So cute and your puppy is just adorable in her new scarf!

  11. Awesome idea! And your pup is too cute :)

  12. Too cute! Your four-legged 'kiddos' deserve to be stylish too! Congrats Saints!

  13. Very cute and a fun way to show your support.

  14. I love it!

    Happy for your Saints win! Sorry for my Colts!

  15. I love it!!! i'm orginally from BR and now live in NC.. How bout dem Saints!!!! Love the scarf...

    I have a Get Your Craft on Thurs. over at Life As Lori and would love for you to come and join us...

  16. Very cool! Please excuse me for not bing too excited about the saints...I am a Vikings fan!! But they did play a Great game!!

  17. OMG - your dog is so adorable!! What a cute project. I love it!


  18. Who Dat? Dats the most cutest dog ever - dats who! Sorry, couldn't resist.

  19. LMAO that is the cutest dog!! And the scarf makes him cuter. OMG I WANNA HUG HIM!!

  20. Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!


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