Bow Ties

So yesterday, I posted HERE about my fail with cutting the stretch wrong on some fabric. I didn’t want to throw it away and waste it so I came up with another fun idea of what do to with it, make bow ties!

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First cut your fabric into the correct pieces with the boy ties, the stretch didn’t really matter. I followed these Tutorial#1 & Tutorial #2.

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I folded the main piece in half with right sides together.

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The part that will go around the bow I also folded in half with right sides together.

DSC_4185I serged Brother 1034D 3 or 4 Thread Serger with Easy Lay In Threading with Differential Feed
, but you can always sew on a regular sewing machine.

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Sew the long side and one of the ends shut.

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Turn right side out.

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Sew just the long side of smaller wrapping piece.

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Turn right side out.

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I then moved it so the seam was centered on the back.

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With your sewing machine, sew the last end shut.

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Here is what you have, and you can trim off any loose threads and excess fabric.

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Fold both ends to where they meet at the front and secure the two pieces with a dot or two of hot glue.

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Place another dot on the center front.

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Fold together to get the puckered look.

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Then fold part of the fronts back so you start seeing the bow tie.

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Place another dot of glue in the center and place the wrapping pieces ont he center.

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Turn over, add another dot, and lay the first piece down, then another dot of glue fold over the last side and trip off excess fabric.

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So here is a finished bow tie, my next problem came on how to attach it to the child. ;p See a lot of people make a bow tie that has a strap that goes around the neck,but I could just see that making a baby fussy. The next option was to add little snaps,but then I would either have to give extra snaps as part of the gift that most people would never take the time to sew on or I would have to include a onesie. The other option was to add a clip on earring to the back of the bow, but I felt a flailing child could rip it off.

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So, I came up with the idea of making them pin on bows which can be added to any outfit.

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Make sure your bar pins are the locking kind so no babies are in danger.

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Add a small line of hot glue on the back.

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And put onto the back of the bow ties.

DSC_4205This goes really fast, so there my first mistake was fixed by not having to waste the extra fabric but making it a second part to my boy gifts!

The knit bows don’t look as crisp as ones made with different material,but I liked these as a more casual look.

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  1. April 26, 2013

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