This simple bow tie is a fun project to make with your Cricut! Simplicity and Cricut are sponsoring me to make adorable this project, any opinions given are completely my own.
Simple Bow Tie
This bow tie is easy to make with your Cricut Maker! My love affair with this little machine and Simplicity patterns is never ending! The Simplicity sewing pattern for this design is downloaded from Cricut Design Space to your Cricut, and precisely cut! All that is left to do is sew it together! Super fast construction and practically no effort on your part, not at all like cutting out a pattern on your own where there are so many steps to follow! This is the future of sewing!
Our son needed a fun bow tie to wear to a graduation party. He didn’t want to spend a lot of money and I decided to make him one instead from this beautiful cotton fabric I had in my stash.
Bow Tie Supplies Needed (affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you when you make a purchase.):
3. 5/8 yard woven cotton fabric
6. Two sew on snaps
6. Sewing supplies, thread, pins, sewing machine
1. Trim fabric to be cut 9″ x 15″ for the 12 x 24″ fabric mat (keep the grain parallel to the 9″ side). Place fabric face down on mat, roll with Cricut roller to press in firmly in place FACE DOWN on mat.
2. Read through the sewing directions so you understand how the tie is put together before beginning.
3. Insert fabric grip mat into Cricut and cut the pattern. This pattern is a size 3T, which was a little small for my guy. So, I cut it TWICE from the same fabric and made the neck band longer to fit him. Read on…
4. Pin bow sections right sides together and stitch along top and bottom long edge, leaving ends free. I measured my pieces to be sure they would be proportioned large enough for my son’s neck. They were a good size.
5. Turn bow Right side out. Stitch ends together. Bring seam to center.
6. I added a little top stitching on either end of the bow to keep it in place.
7. Fold the band in half lengthwise. With right sides together, stitch raw edges of TWO band pieces together leaving an opening to turn on long edge (band should be long enough to go comfortably around the neck, and over lap by about 2″). Trim corners, then turn right side out and press.
8. Top stitch opening closed on band, or slip stitch with a needle and thread.
9. Turn know right side out, bring seam to center on underside and press in place. Fold in half lengthwise.
10. Wrap center bow piece around middle of bow and attach to center front of band with slip stitch through all layers.
11. Sew snaps on by hand at back of band, about 1″ apart.
This tie looks so perfect on him, no one would ever know it’s really designed for a small child. My son had a ball at his party and has requested a couple more ties to go with some of his other outfits. So cool! Thanks to Simplicity and Cricut for sponsoring this post!
Want to see what else you can make with your Cricut? Check out these other Simplicity Pattern ideas:
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