The 10 Minute Bow Tie- A Tutorial

I loved the bow tie I made the kiddo back at Easter and I said I’d show you how I did it! So now I will!


The kiddo loved his, but was playing with the first one I made him. And lost it at church that morning. So he asked if I could make another one. Of course I could! He needed it! That’s when I realized it really only took me about 10 minutes!


First, You’ll need hair clips, fabric, hot glue, pinking shears and cutting supplies.


Secondly, cut the pieces. You’ll need one piece for the bow that’s  10.5 x 4 inches. And another piece that’s  5 x 2 inches for the middle, tie, part.


Step 3, sew both pieces together, right sides together, along the long side.


Step 4, Turn the pieces right side out and iron with the seam centered on the back.



Step 5, Pinch the bow fabric together in the front and I like to put a little hot glue here to hold the folds together.


Step 6, Fold the bow fabric together with the ends overlapping about 1/4 inch or so.


Step 7, Hot glue the hair clip and one end of the tie fabric together on the back.


Step 8, Pull the tie fabric tight around the front. Make sure the tie is situated how you want it to be.


Step 9, Add another spot of hot glue on or right past the hair clip. Pull the tie fabric through and secure it.


Step 10, Trim the extra fabric with the pinking shears. And you’re ready to go!


Ok… Me and my red hair that’s turning white WAY to early didn’t really wear the bow tie… But it could be a hair bow too!


Kids Clothes week is coming up, so be sure to add a bow tie to your list!



  1. So cute and dapper, and I love that your son asked for another.🙂


  1. […] April I did a tutorial on the little bow tie that I made the kiddo! I really loved his whole Easter outfit that this came […]

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