Crazy – 2 days in a row with crafts for boys! Today is a Faux Boys’ Tie – - it’s faux because it’s not even close to a real tie. It’s kind of like those ties that people applique to onesies, but not appliqued down. Super quick , super cute. Here’s a quick how to make a faux boys’ tie.
Cut out a tie shape (you can trace a tie or just wing it) – you’ll need a front piece (I used burlap), a back piece, and a piece of batting or fleece or something to make it a little cushy. Cut all3 into the main part and then cut all 3 into a “knot” shape as shown below. You’ll also need a piece of thin elastic long enough to go around your child’s neck when it’s not stretched (not pictured).
First, if you’d like any embellishments, etc, sew them onto the top layer. I sewed on a shamrock, kind of off to the side.
Then make a sandwich of the main part and sew it together – yes, you’ll have raw edges – that’s the look I was going for – and yes, you’ll be able to see the fluff in the middle – I was okay with that too. Then sew the edges of the “knot” and when you do, stick the elastic in so they get sewn into the seams. I sewed around all the edges twice.
That’s it! The elastic should stretch to fit over his head. I think he’s a little unsure of it’s fabulousness – that, or he doesn’t like photoshoots in the misty rain….
Seriously, this was really easy – I bet you could even hot glue it together if you didn’t want to sew. Go try making one!