My little man has been asking for a bow tie for months. It was on my 2012 to-do list and I am happy to report I can cross that one off my list! Of course it was my first one and I will make a few adjustments with the second one. I think it came out rather well, taking into consideration that I made it from a man’s necktie.
We found this tie at a Humane Society thrift store and Austin loved it! Why? My kids LOVE Nemo, fish, just animals in general-they love them! He has carried this tie around for the last two weeks asking me to make him a bow tie like his cousin wears. I really wanted to but finding the time to get it done was another issue. So tonight, after both children were asleep, I was waiting on a batch of corn processing in my pressure canner, I decided I would give it a go and make my son so happy to wake to find him a Nemo bow tie!
I used strictly the materials in the tie, except for thread of course and although I would like it to be slightly larger, it turned out very nicely. Here is a photo of the pieces I cut from the tie. I even used the inside lining of the tie for my bow tie as well. This was done at midnight so it took me a little longer than it would maybe if I could truly think straight, but it was took me about 45 minutes. I still need to add the velcro or snaps on the neck-band but wanted to wait until I was able to measure it on Austin for placement.
Although I am really excited to share with you how to make your little man a bow tie, I am going to tweak it and then share it in an upcoming post with some amazing fabric from my new Sponsor, Honey Be Good. Be sure to check back in a couple of weeks for a step by step tutorial.