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Vintage bow tie DIY

YOU WILL NEED: 1. your favorite vintage bow tie 2. a large surface to cut on 3. fabric shears and paper scissors 4. one yard of your favorite fabric 5. a sewing machine and thread to match your fabric 6. pins 7. a large sheet of sturdy paper (to make your pattern) 8. a pencil!
1. Place your bow tie on your pattern paper, pin or pushpin it to the paper and trace it with a pencil.
2. Remove your bow tie from the paper and cut out your pattern with your paper scissors!
3. place your pattern on your fabric and pin or pushpin it securely.
4. Cut out your pattern (twice! for both sides of the tie) with your fabric shears.
(you may or may not choose to interface before this step)
5. Place both sides together, and pin. Thread your machine properly and sew along the edges of the bow tie. I secured the pieces with a simple stitch, then went back over the edges with a zig zag stitch (but you don't have to!)
Here's what the bow tie looked like after this step! (after I tied it)
And you can hand sew your own little creative details on if you'd like!
Hope it's not confusing! Sewing is your friend! ;D
Feel free to ask me any questions!
*note* there are many ways to make a bow tie. I wanted to try a shabby chic style for my friend (who I feel like would appreciate this most!) If you want to make a cleaner and more classic bow tie, leave yourself about 5/8 inch of seam allowance on all the edges. Then place the wrong sides of the bow tie together and sew! Use a stick to poke the bowtie inside out and hand sew the remaining hole you used to turn it inside out. Enjoy!
love, polly :)

50 comments:

☆(´∀`)李兔子RabbitoBonbon☆ said...

Thanks for the tutorial Polly! o(^O^)o I made a mini hair bow 100% based on your tutorial and I think I did it very well because your tutorial is very easy to follow with!♥♥♥ Thank you again! :3

Dreamy Princess said...

Woww.. awesome tutorial!(:
Cute bows((:

Cheers,
Dreamy Princess
~I wonder what it's like to live in Paris~

Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

aww this is so cute.
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YOURS TRULY, JOSELYN said...

That's so cute! you're so talented
I might give it a go! :D

artichoke said...

I love how it turned out! Thanks for sharing :]

Marja said...

That bow tie is so cute! I turned out great!


Marja <3

rwoodhouse0214 said...

This is such an adorable project! I think every girl should know how to tie a bow tie :)

Kimbirdy said...

oh my gosh, this is way too fun!

oh! so lovely said...

oh your blog is so much fun! I just found it - and am so happy I did! Such a fun place!! I've enjoyed browsing! ♥

Amber Blue Bird said...

your bow tie came out so cute, love this

Lane said...

Hey girl,
I'm doing a Christmas card swap at my blog and would love to have you join in :)

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Christina said...

very cute! I like the edging you gave it. It definitely makes it pop! :)

Jan said...

This is so sweet! I'd have to make a rather dapper one to convince my husband to wear it...Hmmm...perhaps blood red satin???

Amy from Forever Curiouser said...

wow you're so talented and adorable :) x

Nan Jaeger said...

love this project and the trim used. what a great use for a yard of vintage fabric!

George said...

I'm totes gonna do this to make a stellar bow tie. Nice post, Miss!

George
Raised By Wolves

Karen said...

There's that cute polka bow tie! Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello! I always love to connect with new peeps and I'm so glad to have come your way as well.....your blog & great creative juices will definitely have me coming back! :>

An Occansional Ruffle said...

I am totally going to make the bf one of these. Nerd party 24/7.

ching said...

wow thanks for this. that's one snazzy tie.

[Anna] said...

love this tutorial! The bow tie is adorable! x

ferminadaza said...

So cute! Will definitely try this :)

eLeNa fLores said...

" Sewing is your friend!" hahaha. You are so cute.
I discover your blog in frankie's web site and it is fun, i just saw the magazine yesterday. crazy world. An australian's magazine in Costa Rica..
Have a nice day!
;)

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That is sooo cool. I'm going to have to pass this along to my nephew who is a big bow tie lover.
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