Tutorial: Quick Little Man Bow Tie

There’s just something Valentinesy about bow ties don’t you think? You may remember a while back me sharing a picture of this fun bow tie that I helped baby M’s mama make. It is so quick and easy and a great way to use up scraps that I thought I’d share a little tutorial for you in in time for Valentine’s Day. How darling would a bow tie-ified little man picture on a Valentine be? Warms my cockles:)

To make the body of the bow. Start with a 5×5 scrap of fabric (the size is approximate you can adjust it to your personal taste). We thought this size was cute on a one year old. Fold and iron it in half. Sew around the three edges leaving a small gap in the middle of the long edge. Flip right side out. Iron. (You can stitch closed the hole if you want but we didn’t)

For the loop of the bow tie. Cut a strip of fabric about 1 1/2 -2 inches by 5 inches. Fold and iron in half length-wise. Sew around the long edge. Flip right sided out. Iron. Tuck one unfinished edge of the strip in and then stuff the other edge into the opening so you have a loop. Hand stitch to secure.

Next stuff the bow into the loop. Add a safety pin and you’re good to go. You can stitch everything in place if you’re an overachiever but we just stopped there :)

You can use the same technique to make a bigger man’s pin on bow tie just tweak the size a little to your liking.

If you try it out I’d love love love to see. If you blog about it feel free to add to my blog party and let me know in the comments. And if you Instagram it I’d love you to tag me using @raegunramblings and or #raegunswag :) And as always you can add it directly to the Rae Gun facebook for more fun.

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  1. That is just too dern cute, Marissa! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Advenures

  2. That is darling!!! Thanks for sharing the how to!

  3. Awww…. so cute, Marissa! Pinning!

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party is open.

  4. Thanks guys they are super fun and fast!

  5. So so adorable!! Love this!

  6. I whipped up a couple of these last night for a baby shower i’m attending tonight…i did a velcro neck band though instead of a pin! we are thinking along the same lines

  7. Hi Marissa,
    This came out so cute. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
    Nichi @ The Mandatory Mooch

  8. I am def going to give this a try and will let you know how it turns out. I may have to adjust the size, as my kiddo is now 18 months. I’ve been wanting to know how to do this forever! Thanks for linkin’ up to A Crafty Soiree so I could find you tute. Pinning also.

  9. These are adorable. Hosting a Lil’ Man Baby Shower in April and we will most likely make some of these! I’ll let you know if we do.
    Found you on the Create & Inspire Link Up and am excited to look through more of your posts.

  10. so very cute

  11. So fun! I love how simple it is but would add so much personality to an outfit.

  12. Such a cute bow tie. I love that idea, and yes – it is Valentinesy. :) Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime. Hope to see you tomorrow!

  13. The bow tie is absolutely DARLING!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I’m looking forward to seeing what you share tonight!

  14. That is so stinking cute! Love it!!

  15. i couldn’t help but make a few:) thanks for the inspiration. i’ll link the post up in your linky this week, and of course, give you all the credit!!

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