How to Make a Child’s Bow Tie

How to Make a Child's Bow Tie

Bow ties are a classic and elegant accessory that can be worn by both adults and children. They are perfect for special occasions, such as weddings, proms, and job interviews. But they can also be dressed down for everyday wear.

If you are looking for a unique and affordable way to add a touch of style to your child's wardrobe, consider making your own bow tie. It is a relatively easy project that can be completed in just a few hours.

Here are the materials you will need:

  • Fabric (about 12 inches by 6 inches)
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Optional: Velcro or elastic for an adjustable bow tie


  1. Cut the fabric into two pieces, each measuring 6 inches by 3 inches.
  2. Fold one piece of fabric in half lengthwise, with the right sides together. Sew the long edges together, using a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Leave a 2-inch opening at one end for turning.
  3. Turn the fabric right side out through the opening. Press the seam allowances flat.
  4. Fold the bow tie in half width-wise, with the right sides together. Sew the short ends together, using a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
  5. Turn the bow tie right side out. Press the seam allowances flat.
  6. If you are using Velcro or elastic, sew it to the back of the bow tie at the center.
  7. Your bow tie is now complete!

Here are some tips for making a child's bow tie:

  • Use a lightweight fabric that will be easy for your child to wear. Cotton or linen are good choices.
  • Choose a fabric that is appropriate for the occasion. For example, a more formal event might call for a silk or satin bow tie.
  • If you are making a bow tie for a young child, you may want to make it adjustable. This can be done by using Velcro or elastic.
  • Get your child involved in the process! They can help you choose the fabric, cut it out, and sew it together.

With a little bit of time and effort, you can make your child a beautiful and unique bow tie that they will love to wear.

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