How To Make a Bow Tie

Bow tie DIYIn our local shop we sell tons of vintage bow ties. We could never keep them in stock, so we started making them! Clip on bow ties are easy to make. Just follow these steps and you can make a bunch of different colors in an afternoon...  

Bow tie steps1. For sewing projects we make over and over we like to make paper patterns to keep. The measurement for the large piece is 9 inches x 4.5 inches. You'll also need a matching tiny piece that is 1.25 inches x 2.5 inches. 2. Iron fusible interfacing on the back of the large piece and trim the edges if you need to. 3. Fold the long edges in towards the middle. 4. Fold both open ends in toward the middle. At this stage I like to iron it in the rectangle folds for extra crisp edges! 5. Pinch your rectangle in the center to create a bow shape and stitch it at the folds. 6. Stitch a bow tie clip on both sides (we bought ours from Etsy under "supplies") on the back of the bow tie. 7. Fold the tiny piece of fabric just like step 3, iron it, then wrap and stitch it on the center of your bow tie! 8. Done! Time to dress up!  
Finished bow tiesWe used a mini gingham fabric and our hand stamped fabric that we made too!  
How to make a bow tieHave a great day! Elsie + Kinsey 

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