make a bow tie for your little guy

26 Feb make a bow tie for your little guy

There’s nothing like a bow tie to make any little dude look like a gentleman. Kind of like wearing pointy-toe shoes with jeans… It dresses you up without being too fussy. Spring is near. Easter is coming. Why not raise the fashion bar?

I’ve stumbled upon various tutorials for sewing your own bows (hair bows and bow ties) and finally decided to give it a whirl. I was excited to discover the process is easier than it looks. The first bow I made took me about 45 minutes start-to-finish. The second one took about 30 minutes.

I plan to make a few more with some cute fabric scraps (yay! another use for scraps!). If you want to give it a try, check out the tutorials I found most helpful (here and here).

I used quilt-weight cotton fabric and felt (to give it some shape), and I scaled the pattern down since Miles is a little bub. My short piece is about 3×4″, the neck piece is 13″ and the bow piece is roughly 3×9″

I sewed some Velcro to the neck piece to fasten it and adjust the size as he grows. Overall, I did a mix of machine sewing and winging it with a hot glue gun. In reality, if you don’t like to sew, you could glue all the seams. They’re all hidden anyway, so it would still look fabulous!

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