No Sew ~ Bow Tie Tutorial

Sunday, November 28, 2010

My boys turned three in October. And so far, three is a blast! Don't get me wrong, we still have daily time outs and sometimes I feel like pulling out my hair. BUT having a three year old serenade you "twinkle, twinkle, little star" and being propositioned by blankie and puppy for a snuggle is totally worth it! Before now my perpetual motion maker, Isaiah, has not modelled, all by himself, for my blog. What age {and a little jelly bean bribery} won't do.

These cute little bow ties are all over blog land.

Here's my take:

So I started with a 10" x 4" piece of fabric {cut from a too small shirt} and 1 1/2" x 10" piece of cotton batting.

Glue the fabric together along the 10" seam.

Ta da! I used hot glue for this entire project.
Therefore these are hand wash only ties.

Glue one end into the centre.

Then glue the other end into the centre.

I measured the boys' heads and cut my elastic long enough to stretch around their necks. About 20". I glued the ends to the centre of the tie as well. You could use Velcro.

Now cut a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of fabric.

Glue one seam together then glue one end to the back of the tie.

Wrap the small piece around the tie and glue to the back again.

Cute eh?

These are sure to be a hit during the Holidays! Great for an instant 'dressed up' look. I make two of everthing ~ four bow ties took only one hour to make!

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  1. Oh, if only my boys would wear these. They are just too adorable and I think they'd be super easy as a sewing project too. Great tutorial, I'm you're newest follower.

  2. This is so cute! I am going to try and get my 19 month old to wear one! I would love it if you would link up at my party too!

  3. Super cute project... and I love the fabrics you chose! Angie xo

  4. Very cute! Thanks for linking up at Trendy Treehouse

  5. Heather - How sweet are these! Super cute! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

  6. I want one for me! If only I had a little man to dress up...I may have to borrow one!

  7. Such a good idea, and the result is so cute! I would love it if you share this craft on my holiday link share: :D

  8. Heather, these are adorable! I think I'll be making two of these for our pictures, one as a bow tie for my 6 mo old and one as a bow for my 20 month old.

    Could you tell me where you got the fabric in the last picture? I love the colors!

    Great blog, glad to have found you! :)
    -Ann Marie

  9. Whew, I guess I already follow you! In that case, glad to find you again, haha :)