Thursday, April 28, 2011

magnetic bow tie tutorial

This boy is


What isnt he? He is not the kind of kid that appreciates a suit. Our church is a pretty laid back place. I thought I would create something VERY E like for him to wear on Easter. I bought him some fancy {since they are plaid they are obviously fancy} shorts and a pale yellow t shirt. I planned to applique a necktie but suddenly the creative juices started flowing and he ended up wearing this super fun magnetic bow tie. And now you can make one too!!

You will need:
hot glue
2 pieces of fabric
(I am having a hard time remembering the dimensions
and I didnt write them down.
I think the bigger one was around 15"-18" long by 5" wide.
The smaller piece was 3" x 4" (ish) )
rotary cutter or scissors
sewing machine/thread
Optional - matching paint (not pictured, you will see how I used it later)

start by sewing the longer piece into a tube right sides together. 1/2" seam allowance here

turn it right side out and press with the seam in the middle

Then I folded it over like this:

I overlapped a little

squish it together

add hot glue and squish it back into place

while it dries sew and press the smaller piece of fabric in the same way

then glue it to the center of the bow

tuck the end under and glue it all down


somehow I dont have a pic of the magnet gluing but you get the idea, glue 1 of the magnets to the back of the tie. The other will go inside the shirt

I discovered after I had it all together that the black from the magnet really stuck out so I found some coordinating paint and fixed that. (yes, I used fabric is what I had in the right color. Acrylic would probably be better) 

now stick it to the most adorable boy you can find


and take as many cute pics as possible while he is willing to smile!


Beth Eaton said...

That is really cute!! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

hahahahah so so so sweet!!! thank you for sharing! as always.



Chris said...

Very cute!

Unknown said...

Cute, cute!! Maybe my son would of worn his Easter tie had it been magnet. Great idea!!

@JessEsco said...

Another awesome idea. You rock Tai!

Jan said...

What a great idea. So cute. and so is the bow tie. Yes take lots of pictures now because before you know it they are all grown up.

Anonymous said...

I love this... Thank you so much for the tutorial.
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Just Jaime said...

Very cute! Great idea. I love your glue gun =)

rachel said...

cute! I love bow ties!

Jana said...

What a great idea!! :) Thanks for linking up over at Giggles, Glitz & Glam!

Anonymous said...

I wish I had seen this sooner I would have made one for my son for Easter! I would love it if you would share this with Workshop Wednesday!

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Unknown said...

He is cute. I wish my son would keep a tie on. He tears it off the minute I put one on him!

Katherine said...

A-dorable! Thanks for sharing this!

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