A few years ago, a friend invited me and a few other moms to come over to her house for a little man ties making party and I have been sewing this pattern ever since! With 3 little boys in our house, we have made a lot of ties!
The tie pattern comes from the blog Very Homemade. The pattern is free and she does a great job showing how to make it. It is so simple, easy, and fast to make. It is a great project for those who are just beginning to sew. Oh, and it takes such a small amount of fabric, that you can use scrap pieces to make it. I love this pattern.
My friend, Bryanna, really likes this pattern too. When adding a tie keeper on the back of the tie, she suggested just tacking the four corners of a piece of ribbon or double fold bias tape. I thought that was a great idea! Usually, the tie keeper annoyed me so much that I just left it off, but this is so much better! This is how it looks…
I gave these two ties to a boy who had a special birthday a couple of weeks ago! I thought he needed a new tie for his baptism! And I have to say that he looks really handsome in a tie…
(P.S. This is not one of the ties that I made recently. I made it a couple of years ago. See, I told you I’ve used this pattern a lot!)
One last note about the ties: I did lengthen the pattern a little for his ties since he is getting older and taller. I just cut the pattern in half, added about 4 inches in the middle (making sure all the lines continued to match up), and then taped the pattern all together (does that make sense?). Also, I don’t use the interfacing that the pattern suggests and I think it turns out great.
I think they are so cute!
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