Either last spring or the spring before I remember seeing a sewing pattern for a boy’s necktie. It was one of those things where I had no idea and didn’t even think that you could make one yourself and the idea of being able to pick any cute fabric intrigued me. It’s been in my head ever since.
We have Easter and a First Communion coming up, so I figured it was a good time to try it out making a boy’ s tie. My guy loves to dress up. I was picking out some tie fabric options on Monday, when I spilled my fabric bins. On Tuesday I showed my boy three choices: Superman, a teal batik, a Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle fabric, and another spring looking pattern. That kid announces that he doesn’t want a necktie at all!
Today I chose a fabric and decided to make him one anyway, just in case. Making a necktie is SUPER EASY. If you are a beginner sewer, you can easily handle this. You are sewing about 6 lines and then it’s just in the folding and ironing. The whole thing took under an hour and after having done it once might only take 15 minutes. I used this great free Totally Terrific Tie pattern by Fishsticks Designs. I used the velcro option. I recommend the pattern for it’s ease and clarity, but there are others out there.
I’m just going to leave the tie in my boys room as an option. I have a feeling he might like it.