Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bowties too!

The bowtie happens to be my older son's favorite part of the whole "tie extravaganza". He is always asking for his "boo-tie." I'm glad he likes it so much!

Here is the photo tutorial for how to make the bowtie. On the pdf i kinda left out the first step so i have added it in here and i will alter the pdf soon.

Don't forget to check out the ties and their photo tutorial too! {Little Boy's Ties!}
Bowties, too!
pattern found here
*this pattern is for home, personal use ONLY*

  1. Place bow tie right sides together. Stitch 3/8” away from edge leaving about 1 inch to turn inside out.
  2. Iron on fusible fleece.
  3.  Turn bowtie back inside out.
  4. Iron and stitch opening closed {either by hand or machine}. Set main bowtie aside.
  5.  Fold tie neck strap in half. Press. Now fold the raw edges in onto the middle line you just created {just like bias tape}. Stitch close to the edge.
  6. Next take your bowtie center knot piece. Fold in half.
  7. Stitch between ¼” and 3/8” from the outside.
  8. Turn inside out and press so the center seam goes up the back.
  9. Grab your bowtie again. Baste up middle of bowtie.{two lines close together work best}
  10. Gather as well as you can without breaking your strings. Press.
  11. Take the bowtie and the strap and place them together with the back of the bowtie to the front of the neck strap.
  12. Take your bowtie center knot piece and fold in the ends wrapping it around your tie as tight as you can {or as tightly as you like}
  13. Sew BY HAND the ends of the piece together.
  14. Apply Velcro or snaps.
  15. Place on your little boy and {again} take LOTs of pictures!

{i can never get enough of my sweet children!}
{taking all these pictures on my ironing board has shown me how badly i need a new ironing board cover... looks like one is on the way! :o)}

1 comment:

  1. I downloaded this pattern to make a little boys bow tie. Which part of the pattern do I use to make the strap? I am sorry if this is plain to see in the pattern pieces but I just can't seem to figure it out. thank you :D