Sewing a Bowtie, Continued

Welcome back! We are here with the final steps in sewing a bowtie for this summer’s wedding or special events! By now you’ve chosen your favorite fabrics to use, as well as cut out the bowtie using the template of your choice. Here, you’ll find more instructions to finish out the project.

Final Instructions | Fabric Portland OR

  • Mark a fourth of an inch seam allowance around the pattern in pencil or sewing chalk.
  • With right sides together, line fabrics up.
  • Pin material in place.
  • From one side of the pattern to the other, sew fabric. Start in the center of the bowtie.
  • In order to turn the bowtie right side out, make sure you leave an opening that isn’t stitched together.
  • The opening should be at least three inches. Try to make sure it’s also no more than four inches.
  • Cut points of the fabric off. Bulk fabric can cause an uneven bowtie.
  • Make tiny notches around curved edges of the overall shape of the tie.
  • Using a knitting needle, tease the fabric through the gap in the middle.
  • Pull one side of the tie through the right way.
  • Repeat with the other side.
  • This should leave you with a bowtie that looks almost complete.
  • Push out all the edges.
  • Stitch the opening shut with a slip stitch.
  • Push all corners out using a knitting needle. Edges should be crisp.
  • Press the bowtie

Now, it’s time to get ready for the wedding or special event and show off your work! Whether you’re wearing the bowtie or a loved one, the crafty project will be sure to catch the eye of passersby! What fun it is to make your own garment! Stay tuned for more tutorials in the future, as well!

If you missed the first part of this project, be sure to visit back with our previous blog post, as well! To learn more about Josephine's Dry Goods and the fabric in Portland we offer, contact us or stop by the store! We are happy to answer any questions you might have about your next sewing adventure!


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