Last Easter I made ties for my boys to wear to church. I used this pattern from The Purl Bee to make Davis' tie. Collin was so little I made him a little bow tie.
This year I wanted to make Davis the Sunday Best Bowtie, but he said he wouldn't wear one. He is very self conscious. I decided I would make another baby bow tie for Collin this year.
Maybe next year Collin will be big enough not to run away while I tie a real bow tie.
Here is my tutorial for a baby bow tie......
13 x 1 1/2 inch strip of fabric for neck piece
4 x 4 1/2 inch piece of fabric for the bow
2 x 2 1/2 inch piece of fabric for the center of the bow
velcro or snaps to attach the bow tie
1. Take neck piece and fold in half lengthwise. Sew a tube with a 1/4 inch seam. Sew the center piece in half lengthwise also.
2. Fold the bow piece in half, so it measures 2 x 4 1/2 inches. Pin your fabric like the picture above. Sew from the fold, around the corner until the pin. Don't sew in between the pins. Sew the other corner and side. Remove pins. For a stiffer bow, iron on some interfacing before sewing.
3. Use a safety pin, or loop turner, to flip the tubes right sides out. Turn out the bow piece through the little hole you didn't sew. Iron your neck and center pieces with the seam down the middle.
4. Take your bow piece and pinch the middle. With a needle and thread, stitch it in place.
Grab your center piece and fold the two ends in about 1/4 inch. Set your bow on top and stitch the center together.
5. Measure around your babies neck to see if you need to trim down the neck piece. Tuck the ends of the neck piece in and stitch closed.
6. Thread your neck piece through the back of the loop around the bow.
7. Measure your babies neck and decide where your want to place your velcro. Collin is 18 months and I placed the velcro 1/2 inch in from the ends. I used sticker velcro and then stitched it in place. Be sure to place on piece of velcro on the right side and one on the seam side so the neck piece doesn't twist.
Your baby bow tie should be complete and ready for Easter Sunday.
Check back tomorrow for another tutorial. ;)