This time I started sewing to dress Mr. ! I made pretty bow ties ... It's easy, it's original and fast to make: Count 45 minutes to make your first bow tie. A nice gift idea that will please him and enhance his outfits for events !
To make a bow tie:
- a piece of fabric
20cm of fabric is more than enough! Why not use scraps from your previous sewing work? For the composition, you are have a lot of choice, perhaps avoid stretch materials. Mine is made in plain cotton type cretonne.
- a few pins (optional)
Step 1 : Cut the shapes out
Start by cutting out the different parts of your bow tie:
- 1 piece A of 37 X 16cm
- 1 piece B of 9 X 7cm
- 2 pieces C : your neck measurement + 5cm X 3,5cm
Step 2 : The A piece
Take piece «A». We will work on it by following the steps on this diagram:
Fold it in 2 lengthwise, right sides together, and sew around the edge. Warning: Leave an opening in the middle to be able to turn it over.
I advise you to rough the angles before turning it over. Iron the part and close it with a blind stitch.
Then fold your piece "A" in 2 in the direction of the width this time and make a seam at 6cm from the edge.
Fold and arrange the piece as below:
Your piece «A» is done.
Step 3 : the B piece
Take the "B" piece . Fold the ends of the short side over about 1cm then fold the long side into thirds to get a maximum width of 3cm. Mark each fold with an iron.
Take your "A" piece (which is starting to look like a knot) and pinch it in the center with your fingers to come and place the "B" piece around like a ring.
Center it well then sew a stitch by hand to close the work at the back.
Step 4 : The C piece
Sew the two “C” pieces together, right sides together, making sure to leave a small opening. Turn it over, mark with an iron then close the work.
You then get your loop that you just have to slip on the back of the knot. Place your snap buttons ...
Your handmade bow tie is ready to be worn !
Choose for a bow tie with patterns
Here are my latest version with printed cottons from the collection By Léa ;-)
See you soon,