August 12, 2013

Liberty Bow Tie

On a recent trip to London Aaron bought me a beautiful metre of Liberty Tana Lawn. I think the print is quite unusual for Liberty which makes me love it even more, have you seen it before? I made myself a skirt from it (blog post to come shortly) but was also determined to make Aaron a little something to say thank you – I thought a bow tie was the perfect idea!

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I used the bow tie pattern in The Great British Sewing Bee book which was really easy to use; it’s also available to download here for free. Essentially you cut two long and two short pieces and back one of each with interfacing. You then stitch them up, right sides together, leaving a gap to turn them round the right way. Once they’ve been turned you slip stitch the gap which leaves you with two pieces. You then need a bow tie clip set which is threaded through the pieces and stitched into place and that’s it! It couldn’t be simpler and I’m sure I’ll be making more for future boy presents.

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Perhaps Aaron can wear his to the wedding this Friday (how has time passed so quickly?!), I’m sure his outfit could do with some little splashes of colour. Have you ever made a bow tie? Are you tempted to now?!

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Hope you all have lovely weeks.

R.

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