The Double Bow Tie – Toddler Edition
Welcome to the first blog post of 2019! I cannot wait to make more DIYs and tutorials for you and I have some extra special new ideas to throw into the mix as well. Let’s get into it shall we?
For the boy moms out there, are you ever frustrated with the endless amount of cute girl clothing there are in stores? Not to mention the amount of choice for accessories for little girls! There is such a lack of choice and funky accessories for boys. Well, I have the perfect solution for exactly that! DIY your own bow ties for your little fella (and of course any girl can rock this look!) using a fun funky fabric.
I have forever been a huge fan of bow ties for Theo, especially for events that I need to dress him up like weddings and birthdays. It just makes the outfit pop and he truly enjoys wearing them. So, I have a step-by-step tutorial showing you EXACTLY how to make these bow ties. Last year, I posted a DIY bow tutorial. I changed it up this time by making a double bow tie for some extra pizzazz.
Let’s get into it!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Fat quarter of fabric
- Sewing Machine
- Matching Thread
- Sewing needle
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Safety pin
- Adjustable bow tie clips OR velcro
Step 1: Cut the fabric into the following sizes:
- 3.5″x 9″ (2 pieces)
- 2.5″ x 20″ (1 piece)
- 3.5″ x 2″ (1 piece)
Step 2: Fold each piece in half so that the front sides are facing each other. Pin, and sew a 1/4″ seam along the edge. Then turn the tube of fabric inside out. The longer pieces may require attaching a safety pin to one side and pulling it through.
Step 3: Press the fabric using an iron so that the seam is along the middle of one side of the fabric. This helps make your bow crisp and clean.
Step 4: To make the bow: Take the two pieces that are 3.5″ x 9″ and fold the edges inward so that the overlap. Pin to keep this in place. Repeat this for the second strip, making sure that the edge of this strip are folded in a bit more. This will make the bow a bit smaller and allow for the bottom bow to peak through. Step 5: Take the smaller bow and place it on top of the bigger bow. Then sew a straight stitch down the middle to secure the pieces together.
Step 6: To make the adjustable neck band. Place the first clasp through the neck band as shown below.
Note: For this tutorial I used the adjustable clasps but feel free to use velcro and sew it to each side of the neck band as an alternative method. You may need to adjust the length of the neckband.
Step 7: Fold the edge over and tuck the raw edge underneath. Sew a straight stitch to secure the clasp.
Step 9: On the otherside, place the adjustable loop and the other clasp as shown. Step 10: Take the raw edge an guide it through the adjustable loop. Follow the pictures below.
Step 11: Fold the raw edge over and tuck it underneath. Then sew a straight stitch to secure it.
The neck strap is done!
Step 12: Put all the pieces together by placing the small 3.5″ x 2″ strip on the bottom vertically. Then place the bow on top and the neck strap on top of the bow. The seams for all the pieces should face up.
Step 13: Pinch the bow and wrap the smallest strip around the bowtie and neck band. Pin and hand sew the strip together. Then trim excess fabric.
And Voila! You are done your bow tie! Hope your little ones enjoy adding bow tie accessory to their outfits!
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Also check out some other easy DIYS and my fabric haul where I purchased the fabric for these bow ties see the posts below:
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