I have a thing for sewing my 3 boys ties. I love when they wear their matching ties to church--and they look all matching and handsome. And I love knowing that I spent pennies making their ties instead of buying them for big bucks. If you haven't seen my posts about my boys ties before--you can find them HERE and HERE. And here is a picture of my boys in their ties--just cause I LOVE THEM!
But up until now--I have always made the traditional long ties. I have been playing with the idea of making a bow tie for a while. But to be honest--sometimes I think bow ties can come off a little GEEKY. It takes a special kind of guy that can pull off wearing a bow tie. Don't you think?
Am I the only one that feels that way?
So I have been contemplating this issue and watching my boys to see if they could pull one off.
And I decided that my middle guy--Landon:
...may just be a BOW TIE WEARER.
So I decided to make him one--in ORANGE (his favorite color).
I found a great tutorial HERE from the blog "A Lemon Squeezy Home" (don't you just LOVE the name of her blog?).
Her tutorial is great--so if you want to know how I made it--or if you want to make one yourself--go check out HER tutorial. But I did change the measurements for my little guy--as her tie looked like it was for a little bit older boys. So I will give you the measurements I used (I estimate the size of my tie would be 1-5 years and hers 5-10?).
This is what you will need:
2 pieces of fabric 2 1/2" x 8" (For the bow part of the tie)
1 piece of 2 1/2" x 8" fusible interfacing
1 piece of fabric 2 x 3 1/4" for the little piece that wraps around the bow
1 piece of fabric 2 1/2" x 14" for the neck strap
**Note that in her tutorial she makes the ties PUFFY using fleece. I didn't want a puffy look so I used one piece of fusible web interfacing and ironed it to one side of one of the bow tie pieces--and then followed the rest of the tutorial.
It was SUPER EASY to sew up.
And THIS little boy couldn't be happier with his NEW BOW TIE.
Oh yah!! This boy can pull off a BOW TIE!!