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]

By Anne Weaver


9 Comments so far

  1. Becky on February 19, 2012 11:12 am

    My son loves bow ties but all my patterns are for the big ones from the 70′s! Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Mary Ann on April 3, 2012 6:13 pm

    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.

  3. Amy on July 13, 2012 3:34 pm

    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!!! :-D

  4. Alana on November 2, 2012 8:40 pm

    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.

  5. Barb on February 17, 2013 4:59 pm

    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.

  6. Lenita Walsh on January 28, 2014 1:42 pm

    Bow ties are cool!

  7. Andrea on April 16, 2014 8:35 pm

    Link to free pattern PDF seems broken… help?

  8. Melvina STEMLEY on April 24, 2014 8:16 am


  9. Anne Weaver on April 24, 2014 8:38 am

    this is an older post and I think the blog is no longer available. So sorry. –Anne

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