Adjustable Bow Ties (Updated Tutorial)

[NOTE: As of 7/26/2013, links to this post now point to http://shop.lavaguy.com/diy-bow-tie-tutorial/ ‎]

These are the detailed instructions for sewing any of my Adjustable Bow Ties cut & sew fabric designs, available only from Spoonflower. For less than the cost of just one name-brand bow tie, you can get a bunch of ties printed on fabric that you can easily sew with just a few basic sewing skills.

This is an easy, beginner-level project… I swear you can do it even if you’ve never sewn anything!

"Cleaver" finished bow-tie. Fabric designed by J. Thomson © 2013 All rights reserved.

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Adjustable Bow Ties (Original Tutorial)

[Note: As of 7/26/2013, links to this post now point to http://shop.lavaguy.com/diy-bow-tie-tutorial/ ‎]

These are the detailed instructions for sewing any of my Adjustable Bow Ties cut-n-sew fabric designs, available only from Spoonflower. For less than the cost of just one name-brand bow tie at a department store, you can get a bunch of ties printed on cotton silk from Spoonflower, designed by me. (The number varies, depending on the design, and the width of the fabric you choose. The ones shown in this tutorial come 5 ties per yard. Some of my other designs have up to 9 ties per yard of fabric.)

Simple sewing instructions are included when you purchase the fabric from Spoonflower (they’re printed right on the fabric), but here you’ll find detailed step-by-step instructions, pictures, and links to suppliers and other helpful information. There’s a link and a QR Code right on the fabric that will bring you to this page.

This is an easy, beginner-level project… I swear you can do it even if you’ve never sewed before!

 

5 Baroque Bow Ties, © 2012 J. Thomson - Lavaguy.com

Each yard of fabric will have five bow ties (as seen here) or more on it. This is my “Five Baroque Ties” pattern. Scroll down for a closeup view of these designs.

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