In this tutorial we are going to show you how to make a bow tie, to be honest, we don’t usually do many things for men, so we are going to change this by creating a simple tutorial that anyone can use to create this perfect accessory for any occasion.
How to make a bow tie?
You will need:
- Half a meter of fabric
- Half a meter of interlining
- Tailor’s chalk
- Cloth scissors
- Sewing machine Sewing
1. Make your stencil out of a bow tie
If you already have a bow tie on hand you can use this to make your template. If you do not have a bow tie, go directly to Step 2. Fold in half and trace the outline on the paper.
2. Make a template without a bow tie
If you don’t have a bow tie, all you need to do is measure around your neck and divide that figure by two. We will call this measurement (the neck circumference divided by 2) the measurement of your mid-neck. Draw a rectangle that is as long as your mid-neck measurement and 2 cm wide. Print and cut the tie-bow template and attached this to your rectangle. You now have a bow tie template.
3. Prepare your materials
Step 1: Cut out the template.
Step 2: Fold the fabric in half. Make sure it is wide enough to fit your template.
Step 3: Place the bowtie template in the fold.
Step 4: Use a piece of chalk to trace around your template. Use a solid line.
Step 5: Now add the seam allowance. Use a ruler to add 1 cm around the outside of your chalk outline. Use a dashed line.
Step 6: Cut the fabric.
Repeat steps 2 through 5 to create another bow tie piece.
4. Attach the interlining
Fold interconnect in half. Make sure it is wide enough to fit your bow tie template. Place the bowtie template in the fold. Trace the outline of the template and then cut. Repeat what you have two long pieces of interconnect. They will be the same as the fabric cut before, except that they will have no seam allowance. The interlining has to be placed on the back of the fabric.
5. Assemble your bow tie
Step 1: Lay the two pieces of fabric right sides together. Pin in place. Sew around the bow tie, leaving 1 cm seam allowance. Be sure to leave a 3 cm gap on one long side of the bow tie.
Step 2: Trim the seam allowance as close to the stitches as possible.
Step 3: Turn your bow tie from the inside out, using the vacuum you left on the long side. You may find it helpful to use a toothpick to light the fabric inside out.
Step 4: Once the bow tie has two sides turned to the right side, iron to seat the seams.
Step 5: Sew the gap closed using a sewing needle and an invisible stitch. And it will be over. Well done!
You can use any type of fabric, rich silk, or something a little less serious like a cotton print. Now that you’ve seen how easy it is to make a bow tie, you can create a whole bow tie wardrobe in a rainbow of colors and patterns!
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