Happy weekend everyone! I am adapting this project from the FMA archives while there's still plenty of time before Easter. I originally sewed this fun toddler tie for my son to wear last Father's Day. While rummaging through my son's closet taking inventory for an Easter outfit, I ran across this tie and was happy to see it still fits my little guy. Wouldn't it make for such a cute Easter outfit? Since this was one of my first 15 posts, I figured many of you haven't seen it. If you're interested in making one for the little men in your life read on for the step-by-step picture tutorial.
Step One: Use one of Dad's ties as a pattern and lay it on top of your fabric. I chose this fun blue polka dot from Moda. Leave 2 inches on either side of the tie and cut.
Step Two: With the extra fabric cut an extra point of the tie out. This should resemble a triangle. Hold the points together, front sides of fabric facing each other, and sew the points together.
Step Four: Fold tie in half lengthwise, with front of fabric facing each other and sew the seam lengthwise as pictured.
Step Five: Once you have sewn the long lengthwise seam, turn it inside-out so front of fabric shows (technically its actually outside-out but whatever, you get the point.)
Step Six: Tuck a 1/2" of the blunt skinny end of the tie back inside itself and sew shut to finish it. Lay the tie flat and iron.
And now, because I can't resist a trip down memory lane, here's my little guy on his first Easter...
And again, last Easter...
Doesn't he look dapper in his blazer and saddle shoes?