I had grand dreams of a domestic life upon finding out I was pregnant with Nicholas. In my head I became a great cook, a pediatric nurse, and a Project Runway-level seamstress. In reality, I'm an ok cook, I still call my mom for medical questions, and I can. not. sew.
But for Nicholas's first halloween, I had to go and try to be all creative. And I actually did ok! (Besides hot glueing my fingers
several a few times.) He was a nerd for halloween, so I made him a little bow tie to really pull his costume together. And it was so easy to make, that I thought I would share it with you!
Because if I can make this craft look good, ANYONE can.
- 1 adult tie (a smaller pattern will look best)
- Fabric scissors
- Tape measure or ruler
- Hot glue gun
- Something to fasten bow tie to clothing (I ended up quickly sewing the bow tie to Nicholas' sweater vest, out of lack of other supplies! But an alligator clip - or safety pin if you're brave - would probalby do the trick.
If you want a larger bow tie, use a slightly longer piece of fabric for the base.
For the base of the bow tie:
To add the "knot" of the bow tie:
Wrapping the "knot" fabric tightly will cinch the middle of the base's fabric, so that it looks more like a real bow tie.
AND YOU'RE DONE! (Super easy, right?) Technically the final step will be to attach the bow tie to whatever piece of clothing your child is wearing. As I mentioned before, I sewed the back of the "knot" to Nicholas's sweater vest.
The final product, on my little nerd model :)
I'd love to hear about it if you attempt a baby bow tie from this tutorial! I'm pretty sure anyone could do it better than I could :) Now if I can find more ways to make Nicholas wear this outfit other than on halloween...