• DIY: Simple Toddler Bowtie

    Based off this big bow tutorial, I made several modifications to create a toddler bowtie.

    Cut a 10 x 10 inch piece of fabric. I had a very lightweight cotton.
    Roll it up like so, and then close it. Sew along that edge.
    The seam is adjusted to the middle
    Fold in half and sew again along the short edge
    Again, the seam is moved to the middle and the wrinkles are pressed flat
    A small piece of fabric (mine was 2 x 2) is folded in half and sewed along the long edge. That seam is then moved to the middle as well.
    Wrap it around the middle of the tie to see how tight you think it needs to be. Take it off and sew it closed in that spot, so you make a small loop.
    After sewing the middle piece closed, squeeze it back into place in the middle of the tie. It should be fairly tight.
    I found that the easiest way to attach it was a simple pin right next to the top button hole


    1. Tasha said… July 2, 2010 10:55 am

      I am just in love with these. I posted about them giving the credit back to you of course. I hope to make 3 before Sunday so my boys have 4th of July ties for church. These are just darling. Love them!

    2. Mandy said… June 28, 2010 11:03 am

      Your little man is adorable!

    3. joolee said… June 24, 2010 9:35 pm

      cute! MUST try this for the little man…

    4. julia said… June 22, 2010 5:10 pm

      so cute! that's much easier than another tutorial i found. i'm going to try my hand at making some this summer..

    5. katherine said… June 22, 2010 4:53 pm

      He looks so adorable! Great little bowtie. thanks for sharing your process

    6. liz stanley said… June 22, 2010 4:52 pm

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    7. liz stanley said… June 22, 2010 4:52 pm

      Chrissy, If you had heavy weight fabric you probably wouldn't need to roll it.

    8. Chrissy said… June 22, 2010 11:26 am

      This looks great, thanks Liz! Would this work with heavier fabric as well?

    9. Natalie | The Bobby Pin said… June 22, 2010 9:41 am

      Super cute – we made bows kind of like this for our YW camp. I had to click over and comment because Hank looks so much like you – it is striking! Handsome little boy!

    10. Camie said… June 22, 2010 9:07 am

      So sweet!

    11. Miggy said… June 22, 2010 6:56 am

      Very cute and so simple! Nice work Liz.

    12. Whatever Dee-Dee wants said… June 22, 2010 5:38 am

      Such a cute tie! I will have to make one for my little guy.

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