Aren't little boys in ties the absolute cutest?? Yeah, I think so too, and that is why I wanted to make a few ties for my little guy. I searched all over for a good pattern. Finally I came across this tutorial. It was very easy to follow & pretty much fool-proof, which was perfect for a beginner like myself. :)
Here we go--
1/4 yard fabric
1/4 yard light weight interfacing
3 1/2 in. velcro
large safety pin
thread to match fabric
Print out your pattern, found here. I printed out A & B, since I was making a newborn tie. You can also make size 2-5T.
Now cut your fabric & interfacing using the pattern.
You will also need to cut a 2 1/2 x 17 in. strip.
Place the right sides together of the main tie piece & the interfacing. Sew a 1/4 in. seam, then flip right side out. Clip the corners so they lay evenly, then press.
Fold lengthwise, with interfacing, facing out. Sew along edge (1/4-1/2 in. seam allowance), and make sure to go through all 4 layers.
Press the seam open, then flip right-side out.
For the neck piece, fold lengthwise, right sides together, then sew along the edge. Take a safety pin & attach to one end to help pull through so that the right side is facing out.
Once it is right side out, push the ends in & stitch close. Sew the velcro on one end, then also on the other end, but the back side--they need to be able to connect.
This is where it gets a little tricky.
Try to follow the pictures as closely as possible, so you tie it correctly.
Hand stitch the neck strap to the knot, so it doesn't move.
There you go! Isn't it just adorable?? I will not have to purchase a tie for my son for a long time, since I can now make them myself!
By the way, I made a few more pillowcase dresses for the girls. What do you think?? I added a strip of fabric to the bottom of them to switch things up a bit.
Of course our little guy had to have coordinating tie, so I made that as well. I think I need to take a break from the sewing machine, it is taking up all my free time. :)