My brother in law is getting married in December and one of their colors is a plum color. These ties are a plum color for that reason. I think I will be making some Christmas themed ones very soon though. I made a cute skirt for Chloe that matched these ties as well. I will be posting a tutorial of that very soon.
1: Pick your fat quarter that you want to use. Measure it out at 9″ wide by 7″ long. Cut your fabric out.
2: Fold your right sides together. Matching the 7″ sides together and sew a straight stitch along that side.
3: Turn fabric right side out. Fold the rough edges in about 1/2 to 1 inch in. Iron them down.
4: Now take your fabric and fold it almost in half.
5: Cut a strip of fabric about 1.5 inches wide. Fold the outside edges in, and iron flat. ( this will be used as the knot for your bow tie)
6: Pinch the center of your tie and wrap the strip around the bow. Secure with a good stitch. Cut off the excess fabric.
7: Measure the elastic to a desired length. I measured mine at 13 inches. This was just perfect for the 3 1/2 year old. Slide the elastic through the knot. Sew ends together.
Now you have a easy peasy way to keep your boy or boys looking cute on Sunday mornings for church. Also what a great way to dress up any button up your boy wears. They will be stylin.