I have a thing for bow ties. I have a lot of them in different sizes and colors. Still, I do find it difficult finding the really cool bow ties out in the stores. That I know have a solution for: I’ll simply make my own from the fabric and colors that I love. Learn how to make a DIY Bow Tie.
1. Supplies: Fabric, a pair of scissors, a bow tie clip, thread and a needle. The yellow fabric I’ve used I bought at a thrift store, it is actually an old apron. I bought the clip on Ebay. 2. Start with cutting a rectangle 12 x 23 cm / 4.5 x 9 in and another rectangle, this time 4.5 x 12 cm / 1.5 x 4.5 in. The large rectangle will be the tie while the small will make the knot. 3. Start with the large rectangle and fold the long sides in towards the middle. 4. Then fold the short sides towards the middle, make them overlap a bit. 5. Sew a few stiches and tighten. You’ll now see the shape already. 6. Attach the clip with a couple stiches through the tiny holes on both sides. Then fold the small rectangle’s long sides towards the middle, twirl it around the bow tie and clip two times and seal it with a few stiches.
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