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How To Make a Bow Tie For Prom

This time on Threadbanger, Rob and Corinne have been showing you how to DIY your prom threads. Now it just wouldn't be fair if we only worked on dresses for the girls. So, here's a simple tutorial on how to make a bow tie out of an old scarf. To see more of threadbanger, subscribe to us on itunes!

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1.  First thing is to get about one yard of fabric.  We used fabric from an old scarf we found at a thrift store.

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2.  Go to the Blog at Threadbanger.com and download the bow tie pattern.  Cut out the pattern from a large sheet of paper.
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3.  Place your pattern on top of your scarf, leaving enough room to cut out another pattern.  Pin it down and cut it out.  Once you've cut out the pattern once, lay it down on the remaining fabric, pin it down and cut it out again.

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4.   Lay your two pieces on top of each other so that the correct sides are facing each other.  Pin them together and sew along the edges.  But, make sure you leave a 1-2 inch gap in the very middle.

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5.  Using something like a pencil or a paintbrush, turn the bow tie right-side-out.

6.  Grab two old ties, and carefully remove the inner facing from the middle.

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7.  Lay the inner facings on top of each other so that the bigger ends are opposite of each other, roughly about the size of your bow tie.  Simply pin them in the middle.  Lay your bow tie on top, to check the length, and sew the two pieces of inner facing together.  Cut off the extra pieces (the thin part of the inner facings).

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8.  Lay the tie down on the inner facing.  Pin the tie down, and cut out the shape on the inner facing.

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9.  Now, just insert your inner facing through that little gap you left open, again using that pencil or paintbrush to push out all of the corners flat.

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10.  Lastly, sew up the gap, run an iron over the whole thing and you've got yourself a bow tie.

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If you are a girl, and feel as if you may be in need of a new dress for the prom rather than a bow tie, check out our episode at Threadbanger.com, or our Curbly on how to create an ultra-cool prom dress out of a vintage 80's dress. Now, if you want to learn how to tie a bow tie, you are watching the wrong tutorial. Check out some videos at Youtube. But, once you get it, you'll be an absolute hunk at the prom!


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Ben on Jun 06, 2012:

I was so confused until I realised they meant interfacing (not innerfacing)
http://www.sewbox.co.uk/blog/235/how-to-sew/a-beginners-guide-to-interfacing/


dapper IND. on Sep 22, 2011:

its better to sew the inner facing to the original wrong side before turning the tie right side out.   this way you don't ruin the tie trying to stuff the shit in there.


huality on Sep 16, 2010:



Very useful indeed, I will attempt this myself. My only question is how do you determine the length of the bowtie? I have a small neck e.g. 36cm so what would be the length?




Jaliscia on Mar 13, 2010:

THANK YOU!! this was the only well put explaination of how to do it correctly! my finished product is too sall but now i do know how to do it! thank u!!!!


littlewindowshoppe on Mar 06, 2008:

This is such a great site. I really like projects, this tie looks like a good one.
Emily
The Little Window Shoppe
www.littlewindowshoppe.com


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