Who says boys can’t wear bows??
I have a million accessories for my daughter, but hardly any for my son! I am all about accessorizing, so I wanted to make my son some stylish accessories – especially with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up.
A bow tie is such an easy way to spruce up any outfit. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fabric (Cut in 3 pieces, First Piece: 4″x12″, Second Piece: 2.5″x1.5″, 3rd Piece: 1.5″x15″ (or longer/shorter depending on the size of your model’s neck)
- Hot Glue
- Iron (I use my flat iron that I use on my hair – I find it much easier than an actual iron, but either one will work)
Take your first piece of fabric (4″x12″) and fold it in half long ways. Take your iron and press for just a second on the crease, to mark the middle.
Then take the top half of the fabric on fold the top down so that it lines up with the crease mark. Iron it down so that it stays.
Then fold the bottom part of the fabric up the same way and iron it down so it stays.
Then you’ll fold the fabric in half to mark the middle the other way. Press the iron on it for a couple seconds to mark the middle.
Then you’ll do the same thing you did earlier. Fold one side into the middle and line it up with the middle mark. Iron it down.
Then, fold the other side into the middle and iron it down.
Then, flip the fabric over. On the front of the fabric (the side that’s nice a smooth, with no folds visible), put a dab of hot glue in the middle and pinch it down. Make sure you don’t glue the ends of the fabric down, just a dab of glue in the middle.
Then, flip the fabric over and place 2 dots of hot glue on the top and bottom of the crease you just made (one on the top and one on the bottom). Fold the top and bottom fabric over the glue dots.
Then pinch it so it stays.
Now take the smallest piece of fabric (2.5″ x 1.5″) and fold it long ways the same way you did first step in the bow. You will find the middle, then fold the pieces in and iron it to look like this:
Place a dot of glue on the middle of the bow then place this fabric piece over it.
Wrap the rest of the fabric around the bow, and glue it down to keep it secured.
You’ve made the bow! Almost done!
Now grab the longest piece of fabric (1.5″ x 15″ – or however long you made it to fit around the neck of your model). Just as you did with the last pieces of fabric, fold the top and bottom piece of the fabric in and iron it down to look like this:
Now take your velcro and glue one piece on the edge of the back side
Then flip it over and glue your other piece of velcro on the opposite edge on the front side, and glue your bow in the middle.
Done! Now all you have to do is try it on your model!