Sunday, December 31, 2017

Dog Bandanna

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a Sewing / Square 1 project.

I made this dog bandanna today for my grand-dog, Molly.



To make you'll need:
  • Square fabric for bandanna
  • 1 sheet of Square 1 Iron-on

Making the Bandanna:

Cut one square fabric piece to fit your pet.  Here's a general guide for sizing:

  • Small = 14" square
  • Medium = 18" square
  • Large = 22" square
  • Extra Large = 26" square

Molly is a black Labrador and I cut my fabric at 24" square.  If it's too big, they can roll the top down to fit her neck.

Fold fabric right sides together on the diagonal, making a triangle.  Sew the two open sides together leaving a space for turning.
Turn right side out and press.
Top stitch on the same two sewn sides, closing the open turn space in the process.
Note:  do not sew or top stitch along the top where the fold is.   This part of the bandanna is the selvage and needs to be able to have some give and stretch to make it comfortable on your pet.

Adding Bone and Name to Bandanna:

Find a bone image (there are many in the Silhouette Store available).   Color fill as desired (I used brown).   Add pet's name and fill text in white.  I used Impact font for mine. 
Add an offset of 0.08 to bone and use this as your cut line.
Print and cut image on a sheet of Square1 Iron-On.   Heat press image to front of bandanna at 380 degrees for 20 seconds.



Thank you for visiting today! ~ Marilyn

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Love Birds Pillow

So, I have this old pillow at my house.  It was given to my husband years ago by one of his friends and it says something about beer on it.   I liked the size, but the beer message - no so much.   Just doesn't go with my style. 

I measured the pillow and it came to 9.5" x 14".   Time for a remake.   I have scraps of fabric and we are hunkered down at home due to the cold weather. 

Using my Silhouette / Sublimation / Sewing skills today. 


I cut a piece of white polyester fabric at 8.5" x 8.5" and sublimated the love birds on it.


  • These love birds are available in the Silhouette Store:  Design Id # 39240.
The rest is just adding a strip here and a strip there to come to the size I needed.  The back of the pillow is an envelope closure.


Square 1 Printable:

Using the very same design, I printed the Love Birds and Hearts on Square 1 Printable.

Love Birds on a mirror

Love Birds on a microwave oven
Close-up of Love Birds on microwave oven




Thanks for visiting,

Marilyn