Monday, February 20, 2012

Baby Bow Tie

A couple of weeks ago it was a friend's little boy's birthday, so I decided to make him a bow tie! I took some pictures so hopefully you can make sense of how I made it.

Cute huh? Ok, here goes:
First I went and measured his neck to get an idea of how long I wanted it to be.  I believe it was 13 inches, and so I made it 15 inches and just made the velcro pieces longer so it would be adjustable and he could wear it longer.  After cutting the strip 15 inches long and about 3 inches wide I folded the strip in half and ironed it down.  Then I opened it back up and folded the edges in at about 1/4 inch on each side like so:

I then folded the end pieced in about 1/4 inch as well like so:

I then Zig-Zagged the Velcro onto the strap. I didn't want my Zig Zags to show through on my bow tie, so I did it onto only 1 layer of my strap and before folding down my edges and sewing it.  I cut my Velcro to 2 inches in length, and then attached it by Zig-Zagging around all 4 edges of both the soft and scratchy pieces of Velcro. These were my settings on my machine for the zig-zag.

After looking on, I found a tuturial or the velcro that was pretty much the same way that I did mine.  Here's that link:

I re-folded the strip in half and sewed along the edges.

I made the bow using this tutorial:
I hot glued the bow onto the strap when I glued the strip onto the front of the bow tie.. Does that make sense? Instead of just gluing the strip down once you've gathered the bow, I stuck my strap underneath the bow, and then glued the strip pieces down. Sorry, not too sure how else to explain that. If you want a better explanation, let me know and I can give it a  
I think it turned out pretty cute though! Good Luck! Let me know if you end up making one, I would love to see!

1 comment:

  1. This is so adorable! I can't wait to see Beckham and Siena in their matching outfits.