Crafternoon How-To: Faux Beaux Tie

Real men can sew!  Yes it’s true, and so my super girly crafting aesthetic is being blown out of the water today to focus on more manly making – Bow Ties (ok fine these also make really cute bow hair slides and that’s how I like to wear mine but still….)

I used a lovely tutorial from Fourth and Hazel which you can see here.  It’s incredibly simple and quick to make with almost no sewing!!

The ingredients
The ingredients

You will need:

  • Fabric – at least 9″ x 7″ in size
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Needle and Thread
  • A crocodile hair clip 

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Step One: Cut your fabric

Cut out a rectangle size 9” x 5” for the main bow and a smaller piece approximately 9” x 2” for the central wrap around your bow.

Step Two: Folding 

What I love about this tutorial is that there is NO HEMMING INVOLVED due to some clever folding!  Working with your larger rectangle for now face the patterned side of the fabric down onto the table and fold the top and bottom of the fabric into the centre so that it measures about 2” in height

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Step Three: …. more folding

I said it was simple!  Fold the right and left side in to slightly overlap in the centre.  The fabric should be about 5” in width now.

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Step Four: Feel the pinch

Pinch in the top and bottom of your folded fabric to make a bow!  Make sure your raw edges are at the back.

A bow appears... like magic!
A bow appears… like magic!

Step Five: It’s a wrap

Now cut your second piece of fabric to the width you would like wrapped around the middle of your bow.  Test wrap and then sew the end into place at the back of your bow.

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Step Six: Clip

Slide your clip into place at the back, going under the wrap fabric.  You can sew into place to secure if you’re feeling clever.

And now clip into place on your shirt or clip into your hair and HEY PRESTO!

Happy Crafternoon!

Photography by Hannah Cox.  Covered under copyright © creativise
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