For this month’s sewing project I made Brian bow ties from vintage fabric our friend gave me- from the same collection of fabric as this skirt.
The ties took a little bit of trial and error- I first tried the Martha Stewart template and tutorial and it didn’t really work out for me. I decided instead to just take a bow tie he already owns to make a template. I folded it in half, traced around it on large sketch paper, and added 1/4″ around all sides but the fold side. The I placed the template on the fold of the fabric and cut out two of these pieces. With right sides together, sew around the edge with a small 1/4″ seam, leaving about 2″ in the skinny area for flipping it inside out. Before turning it though, make sure you trim the edges, especially the corners and curves. Iron and stitch up the 2″ gap.
Since these were part of my anniversary gift to him, I wrapped them in this vintage “Professional Wonder Pen” box, making sure to cover up the gunk with the ribbon (although I should’ve Goo Gone-d it, but I’m lazy…).
In the end these were pretty quick and easy, but I had to make a few dumb mistakes to work out the kinks. I’ve finally accepted that that’s the best way to learn ;)
Have you sewn anything recently, or seen a cool sewing project around? Leave a link! I would love some inspiration for future projects!This entry was posted in diy and tagged brian, crafting, DIY, Dress a month, sewing, vintage. ← a wedding, a baby, & a haircut… deep closets… →