Pet Bandannas and Jackets

Description: Create a pet bandanna that fits nicely over their collar so that it doesn’t fall off. Decorate with trims or embroidery! This bandanna was part of a sewalong to donate to animal shelters Australia wide
Material: Cotton
Pattern: Echidna Sewing free pattern

So I haven’t  been as active lately on my blog because I’ve been writing up some exciting posts for Echidna Sewing including monthly sewalongs, sewing and or embroidery projects and some ScanNCut projects! Here is a pet bandanna that I created for the July sewalong for the Animal Welfare League Australia.


My little girl Bella is now ten years old, so she’s going a little bit grey. Plus, she had only just had a big operation, which had me very worried. Luckily she bounced back and is a completely different pug and more energetic than ever! So I’m sure she was thrilled to be my little model for the day.


I wanted to include a few different variations such as the trims and the embroidery to show how creative you can be with a basic, simple pattern. I’ve been loving having my own embroidery machine to come up with different designs for each project.

I also just get so obsessed with making things for the pugs. Here are some jackets that I made them with some really warm sweatshirt material using the Echidna Sewing free jacket pattern from the last July sewalong.

They make me laugh so much, I love them!!

Tropical Jackets

My friends at work got wind of my pet coat creations, so I decided to make their puppies a tropical version, appliqueing the name on one and embroidering the other one with some dog themed embroidery designs from Urban Threads.



I hope you enjoy!

Looking forward to showing you even more of my latest creations!


Charity Sewing – Laundry Bag

This post is dedicated to Aussie Heroes – A blog encouraging people to make quilts and laundry bags for Aussie service men and women currently serving overseas, and to express our gratitude for their service.

The project is to sew a laundry bag themed for service men, since that’s what they are currently needing. So, I had a look on Pinterest (as you do) and came up with this design below. It’s almost designed to look like a punching bag!


I used my ScanNCut machine to cut out the words LAUNDRY and then used the Iron on Flex Transfer to simply iron this onto the laundry bag.





If you’re interested in creating one of these Laundry bags you can go to Aussie Heroes and they give you all the information in donating. This project was created at a time where they needed lots of bags but the majority of the laundry bags are made to match requests submitted by the sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen who will receive them.

So it’s best to understand the list of requirements before starting or simply contact them before you start your bag.

Happy sewing!