DIY No-Sew Bow Tie for Dad

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When my boys and I were brainstorming for my husband’s Father’s Day gift this year, we knew we wanted something special, something that would be used, and something creative. We decided on a bow tie. This made a lot of sense for my husband since he sports this accessory often. To bring in the “special” & “creative” aspects we decided to make it ourselves, and add the boys’ fingerprints as polka dots.

DIY No-Sew Bow Tie for Dad

DIY No-Sew Bow Tie for Dad tutorial on Splendry.com

Supplies:

no-sew bow tie supplies

  • Fabric (I used an old chambray dress that I didn’t wear anymore. )
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Paint
  • Alligator clip (not pictured here)

1. Cut fabric into two 4.5 x 8” rectangles and one 1.75 x 6” rectangle.

DIY No Sew Bow Tie for Dad - cut fabric2. Pick your paint colors and have your kids dip their fingers in a color and dab onto the fabric. Let dry.
DIY No Sew Bow Tie for Dad -painting

3. Fold the large rectangle over to the middle and glue. Repeat with other side. *DISCLAIMER: for some reason the pics of the actual product process did not show up, so I grabbed some old fabric scraps to show you the steps for #3, #4, & #6. Then it resumes!)

DIY No Sew Bow-Tie for Dad - folding fabric4. Fold one end to the middle and glue. Repeat with other end. DIY No Sew Bow-Tie for Dad -fabric5. Repeat steps 2 & 3 with the second large rectangle. Now you will have two smaller, folded rectangles for the body of the tie.

6. Fold the smaller (1.75 x 6”) rectangle length-wise to center and glue. Repeat with other side. This will be your wrap around the middle of the tie.

DIY No-Sew Bow Tie for Dad - green

DIY No-Sew Bow Tie for Dad - pieces

7. Stack the larger rectangles on top of each other.

DIY No-Sew Bow Tie for Dad-fabric pieces8. Glue one end of the smaller rectangle to the bottom of the larger rectangles.

DIY No-Sew Bow Tie for Dad - gluing fabric9. Squish the fabric to make your bow tie shape.

DIY No-Sew Bow Tie for Dad - folded tie10. Wrap the smaller strip around the middle of the larger rectangles.

DIY No-Sew Bow Tie for Dad - Bow Tie fold11. Glue strip on the back. Cut off extra fabric.
DIY No-Sew Bow Tie for Dad - gluing fabric

DIY No-Sew Bow Tie for Dad - cutting excess fabric12. Glue on alligator clip. (Or stitch it on for more security.)

DIY No-Sew Bow Tie for Dad - alligator clip13. Wear!

DIY No-Sew Bow Tie for Dad tutorial - Splendry

DIY No-Sew Bow Tie for Dad tutorial

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Aubrie

Executive Director at Heartbeat for Hope
I was born and raised in Edmond, OK and love the town so much I stayed here to raise my family. I am blessed with a romantic, caring, talented husband & two awesome boys. I started my career life as a wedding coordinator, and I still love event planning! Now I am founder/director of Heartbeat for Hope, a non-profit supporting education and rural development in Ghana, Africa. I love my fabulous family, friends, movies, binge-watching crime dramas, and home projects whenever I can.
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