Every proper young man should have his own bow tie. This one is a legit- for real-actual bow tie. The little piece of elastic in the back makes tying it easier. This is a fairly simple project and take just a smidge of time. Then you will have the most dapper Little Man around.
What you will need:
1/4 yard fabric
51/2" piece of 3/4" elastic
bow tie pattern
Cut 4 pieces from the pattern.
Match them in pairs, like sides facing. Pin together.
Starting at the neck band part, sew with a 1/4" seam allowance all away around the outside all the way back to the opening at the band part. This is where you will turn it out. Before turning out. Clip corners.
Turn out. Iron flat.
Fold in neck band ends about 1/2 inch. Iron. Then pin elastic into each end. You will want to pin in about 1/2" on each end of the elastic. Leaving the length about 4 1/2". Sew elastic into place. For more security, sew another line.
I seem to have missed the final untied photo.
But you are done. Now grab a quick how-to on tying a bow tie.
source: google image search "how to tie a bow tie"
With your new skill, put it on the nearest most dapperest Little Man you know.
Then about die with how cute he is...
Seriously I HEART it.
Since I like a good coordinated set of outfits. I also had to make Littlest Little Man one of my ties.
Of course they wore it the Sunday before Valentine's Day.
Could you just die at the sight of the back of this tie? LOVE it.