Friday, January 18, 2013
Tutorial: Quick Little Man Bow Tie
There's just something Valentinesy about bow ties don't you think? You may remember a while back me sharing a picture of this fun bow tie that I helped baby M's mama make. It is so quick and easy and a great way to use up scraps that I thought I'd share a little tutorial for you in in time for Valentine's Day. How darling would a bow tie-ified little man picture on a Valentine be? Warms my cockles:)
To make the body of the bow. Start with a 5x5 scrap of fabric (the size is approximate you can adjust it to your personal taste). We thought this size was cute on a one year old. Fold and iron it in half. Sew around the three edges leaving a small gap in the middle of the long edge. Flip right side out. Iron. (You can stitch closed the hole if you want but we didn't)
For the loop of the bow tie. Cut a strip of fabric about 1 1/2 -2 inches by 5 inches. Fold and iron in half length-wise. Sew around the long edge. Flip right sided out. Iron. Tuck one unfinished edge of the strip in and then stuff the other edge into the opening so you have a loop. Hand stitch to secure.
Next stuff the bow into the loop. Add a safety pin and you're good to go. You can stitch everything in place if you're an overachiever but we just stopped there :)
You can use the same technique to make a bigger man's pin on bow tie just tweak the size a little to your liking.
If you try it out I'd love love love to see. If you blog about it feel free to add to my blog party and let me know in the comments. And if you Instagram it I'd love you to tag me using @raegunramblings and or #raegunswag :) And as always you can add it directly to the Rae Gun facebook for more fun.