Sewing a Bowtie

With wedding season in full force, it might be fun to make your loved one a bowtie to war with their suit! You can even make one that matches your outfit. In our last blog post, we learned to make a pocket square. If you’d like, you can also coordinate the bowtie to match it, as well. Having a custom addition to a suit is a great way to impress all the guests at your next wedding or special event!

Materials | Liberty Fabric 

  • Liberty Fabric of your choice
  • Medium weight interfacing (iron-on)
  • Thread in coordinating color of fabric
  • Normal sewing notions for projects
  • Bowtie template

While you’re able to choose your own template, it is important to make sure that it will fit the collar of the shirt being worn with the bowtie. You can adjust your template if you’d like, as well. Use the following measurements to help:

  • Typical sized collar - 16 inch – 17.5 inch
  • Larger or smaller sized collar – decrease measurements by 6mm for every half inch.


  • Cut two pieces of fabric by using the template.
  • To make things easier, fold fabric and then cut using the pattern while it’s in place on the edge of the fold. This will offer you two exact cut fabric pieces.
  • Fold a large piece of the interfacing and then cut two pieces again, using the same folded edge technique as you did with the Liberty Fabric.
  • At this point, you should have four pieces to work with; two fabric and two interfacing. They should match the bowtie template.
  • Take one piece of fabric and one piece of interfacing. Lay one on top of the other, using adhesive side to the wrong side of the fabric. 
  • Using an iron, fuse the two pieces together.
  • Repeat for the second set of fabric and adhesive interfacing.
  • Stay tuned for our follow-up blog post! We will have more steps in creating your very own bowtie!

Sewing is a hobby that can turn out creative garments and other projects. If you’re interested in learning how to get started with your at-home sewing kits including sewing notions, patterns and your favorite Liberty fabric, stop by one of the best fabric stores in Portland!

Josephine's Dry Goods | Liberty Fabric 

In addition to providing you with the finest fabrics and accessories, we also offer couture clothing services for those that aren’t able to create garments. We understand how busy life can be. That’s why we offer you a way to bring your visions for our fabrics to life, without having to take time out of your day to do so! We are excited to continue to offer you the following:

  • Liberty Fabric  (cotton lawns & poplins, silks, jerseys, wools & twills)
  • Creative trim
  • Distinctive ribbons
  • French laces
  • Inspiring knits
  • Italian wools
  • Japanese denim
  • Luxurious fabric blends
  • Scrumptious silks
  • The world’s finest linens
  • Unique buttons

You’ll fall in love with the fabrics we have readily available for you! We strive to inspire your creativity with the highest quality fabrics available. To find out more about our prices and production schedule, be sure to call soon!