Free pattern: Bow tie

Angela Osborn shares a free pattern for making a bow tie.  This is not a clip-on; it’s the old school tie-it-yourself version.  (Don’t worry – she gives a link to a video showing how to tie one.)  It’s a fairly simple project, and it would look sharp made out of just about any style of fabric print.  I’m loving the black and white gingham she used in her example!  Get the pattern and tutorial.

[photo from Angela Osborn]

[via One Pretty Thing]


  1. Mary Ann says

    Just made the bow tie. Disappointed. My son has a 15.5 inch neck, but it’s teeny on him. More suitable for a child.

  2. Amy says

    You are the best for posting this! I have a good friend who simply l-o-v-e-s bowties, and I’m going to surprise him with a home-made one! THANK YOU!!! 😀

  3. Alana says

    I printed it out but noticed it was extremely short. I believe you are missing a piece in the middle. I didn’t make it.

  4. Barb says

    I found your pattern as is was about 4-1/2 inches to short for the average man, so I added to the pattern. However, when you iron interfacing to one side, that side no longer will stretch. Interfacing only comes in 24 in widths, so I cannot cut it on the bias as one piece. Cutting it straight removes any stretchability. Please advise how you handle this problem.

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