Making Stuff: Little Guy Bow Tie

by This is Carrie on April 16, 2012

This year, The Baby’s Easter outfit was completely recycled. It consisted of hand-me-down pants, shirt and vest from Big Brother which I topped off with a plaid bow tie I made last year during my quest to find the perfect little boy’s bow tie pattern (which I never did find BTW).  I had never finished the tie by sewing on the slider and hook, so it was practically new, except for the fact that it was made from a .10 thrift store shirt.

If you are looking for a “real” bow tie pattern for your little boy, check out my Bow Tie For Your Little Guy Pattern and tips for making a great bow tie HERE. I’m warning you though, it is not one of those 5-10 minutes projects, but it will be a finished project you’ll want to pass on to your kid’s kids.


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

bjahlstrom April 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Whoa! Your baby got big! And he has blond hair!


Annette April 17, 2012 at 1:09 am

Soo cute, your baby. Thank you so much for the link. My parents in law celebrate in a few days their golden wedding. The bow tie completes the outfit of our son 😉


Yofi April 24, 2012 at 2:27 am

Your handsome cute little!


Sara December 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Does the interfacing need to be Cut on the bias as well? Andif my silk is flimsy, should i use interfacing on both sides?


this is carrie
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It depends on the type of interfacing you use. If it is a woven interfacing, then yes, it should be cut on the bias as well. If it is a non-woven/knit interfacing, then it doesn’t matter how it’s cut because it doesn’t have a grain.

And with the silk, I never like the look of interfacing that’s actually ironed the face of the garment. I’d maybe opt for a thicker interfacing instead. FYI – I made one tie out of a flimsy, slippery fabric and it didn’t want to stay tied and the knot looked so tiny since it was thin. Slippery little bugger


Sara Reply:

Thanks for the guidance, Carrie. I have the interfacing you recommend and 5 shirts from the thrift store to cut up. I am excited — I may even make one for Adam if I get good at it.


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