I just wanted to make Nemo a fancy bandana.Â Â
I wanted to make a bandana that is a bit smaller than you usually see so he didn’t drag it in his water dish.Â I wanted to make it washable and reversible because what is the point of having sewing skills and a room full of fabric if you don’t use it to dress up your dog?
I took off his collar and measured it.Â I made the bandana.Â I put it over his collar and tried to put it back on him.Â No go.Â His hair had floofed when the collar was off.Â I could not rehook his collar no matter how I tried.Â I had to go get a longer collar.
The husband was not at home.Â I didn’t want him to come home, try to take the dog out, and get confused because the collar was missing.Â I’m a considerate wife like that.Â Â
Nemo collarless.Â Went to store to get a new one.
Immediately I got a panicked texts back:
I had no idea what he was going on about.Â I rechecked what I sent.Â It had autocorrected to:
Nemo collapsed. Went to store to get a new one.
I sent quick texts back to assure him that his dog was alive.Â I couldn’t stop laughing but he was not amused.Â Honestly, I wouldn’t tell him the dog was dead over a text.Â I certainly wouldn’t be heading to a store for a new one.Â Â
There is almost too much floof to even see the bandana and he was twisting to see what I was up to but it is there.
If you would like to make your own bandanas and possibly end up divorced due to miscommunication, I used this tutorial.
I made a few changes. I didn’t want mine to go the entire width of his collar. I was also using two spare 10 inch squares I had and had to make it fit on them. This bandana ended up 10 inches wide and 5 inches down to the tip. Just the right size to be visible but not overwhelming and not to get into the food bowl.