This is a guest post from Blair Stocker of Wise Craft Handmade.
Make a Bow Tie for Father’s Day
Are you making something special for the Dad in your life? I took a cue from Annabel Wrigley’s class and decided to make a bow tie. So easy!
The bow tie version I made for the dad in our house using some black pinstripe chambray I’ve had in my fabric stash for a while. This project uses less than a fat quarter of fabric, so it’s easy to gather what you need to make this from materials you may already have. Annabel’s versions use some fun, colorful prints. So fun for summer! Couldn’t you see a whole set of them for a wedding party? With matching pocket squares?
I couldn’t resist making a bow tie for Gracie too. I wouldn’t this kitty a girly girl, but hot pink felt perfect for her version. Instead of the contrast zigzag stitching that Annabel uses in the class, I took advantage of one of the decorative stitches my machine has and did a little swirly stitch pattern in a slightly contrast thread in orange. I shortened the strap several inches, but otherwise followed the directions the same for both versions.
This picture was snapped just about the time she was asking about signing a model release.
You can find Annabel’s bow tie class here.