Easy Bow Tie Tutorial

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my first video! Don't judge, haha.

DIY bow tie, easy sewing project, classy Easter clothes, vintage, oxford

I'm making ties for the boys this Easter and Abe and Rob get candy stripe bow ties. Watch the vid and follow the tutorial to see how easy they are to make!

***Bow-Tie Kits available at my shop!***

STEP 1
Cut fabric and interfacing following the cutting and size guide.


STEP 2
Attach interfacing to bow tie piece. Place interfacing at center of piece. Heat iron to correct setting (high for cotton/linen, medium for polyester/nylon/wool). Attach interfacing to neck strip. Place interfacing 1/4 inch from one side.

STEP 3
Fold bow tie and neck strip in half lengthwise WRONG SIDES TOGETHER. Stitch along long edges 1/4 from edge. Press seams open.

STEP 4
Turn bow tie and neck strip RIGHT SIDES out and press. For the bow tie piece, press with the seam in the center. For the neck strip, press with seam along the side.



STEP 5
Fold short ends of bow tie piece to center--overlapping 1/2 inch.

STEP 6
Thread a needle and stitch down the center of the bow tie piece following diagram below.



STEP 7
Pull stitching tight to gather. Push needle back up through gathers and pull tight again. Tie knot to secure.

STEP 8
Fold long ends of small tie piece toward the center. This piece should be between 3/8 and 1/2 inch wide.



STEP 9
Layer small tie piece, bow tie, and neck piece. Wrap small tie piece around bow tie and neck piece tightly. Fold small tie piece under about 1/2 inch to create clean edge to stitch.


STEP 10
Whip stitch small tie piece together while it is pulled tight around the other pieces.


STEP 11
String metal hook piece through one end of neck piece. Fold end under 1/2 inch and either zig-zag stitch or whip stitch in place.
String metal rectangle piece through one hole on other end of neck piece. String metal loop piece through same end. Put end of neck piece through the other hole in the metal rectangular piece and fold over about 1/2 inch. Either zig-zag stitch or whip stitch in place.

Finished!

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