If you’re on the hunt for the perfect bowtie, you probably already know how difficult it can be. Not only is it tough to find the right colour and pattern, they can also be quite pricy. So, why not make your own! Don’t worry, no sewing skills are needed here. All you need is some fabric, glue and 7 easy steps!
– fabric scissors
– glue gun & glue sticks
– fabric cut 7″x5″ (thicker fabric works better)
– elastic ribbon
– sewing needle
First, use a pencil to sketch a light 5″x7″ outline and cut out the piece of fabric. Don’t sweat it if it’s not perfect because the edges will be folded in later.
Next, take a hot glue gun and glue the edges of the long sides.
Once you’ve glued both sides, fold them to meet halfway. Make sure you press it down while it dries!
Next, glue the ends together and fold them halfway again.
Once you’ve folded the ends together halfway, flip it over to the other side (one with no seams) and fold it so the edges match up. Next, pinch the bottom of the fold while flipping the ends to the side. This will help you give the folded bow shape.
Now that you have the bow, one of the last steps is the strap! First cut out a small piece of fabric slightly wider than your preferred size. Just like the bow, glue the two edges and fold them halfway to the middle.
Next, take the strap and wrap it around the bow. Be sure that the strap is placed exactly at the centre to make sure both sides are even. Glue each sides of the strap to the back of the bow. After, take an elastic band and thread it through the back. Finally, cut the elastic band to your preferred size. For this step it’s easier to tie it around your neck to measure it. Make sure it’s not too tight!
And voila, you’re done! Now that wasn’t so difficult was it? Now all your groomsmen will be looking as dapper as ever for your wedding!