Little Guy Ties

Does any one else NOT have a little girl to make cute bows and dresses for? I see so many cute patterns and tutorials that I want to make, but I’d have to give them away as gifts (which is just not quite as fun putting it on your own little one! :))

The Ribbon Retreat offers something for us Mommas in this particular predicament!

Little Guy Ties!

If you have little girls, then you’ll love giving some sewing attention to your boys!

This cute little pattern has 4 different ties to try out. I made my tie with Lanae who has 4 boys of her own! She made the Classic Guy Tie for her two oldest boys. They turned out so great! If you know what you’re doing when following a pattern, you’ll be able to finish pretty quickly. Lanae did two in the time I did my one!

Little Guy Ties - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I made the Little Guy Tie for my little guy (I just had to say that once!) I think it turned out super cute!!!

Little Guy Ties - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I did run into a few problems while I was making it. That is why I am here though! I try stuff out and then let you know what you need to do differently to get a better result.

Everything is pretty self explanatory, but there is a part where you need to cinch in the top of the tie to get the top knot look. I followed the picture and ended up having a really fat top knot. It looked really weird so I ended up making it straight like a square instead of a triangle. If you want a cute triangle, you’ll need to really squeeze in the fabric to get the skinny top knot.

Little Guy Ties - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Little Guy Ties - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

The pattern for this particular tie does require some hand sewing. Also make sure to have something to turn the tie inside out, especially with the Classic Tie. It can be pretty difficult to turn it right side out when you have to bring it through a small tube of fabric.

Little Guy Ties - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}
All in all, it was pretty easy. Even for someone that just started sewing, like me! It goes pretty quickly so you can do it for a fun craft night with friends.

Little Guy Ties - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Little Guy Ties - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}I just had to put these pictures in. My little guy looks SO cute in his tie! My heart melts!

Oh and I almost forgot! The pattern also comes with a tie for Daddies! How cute would it be to have matching Daddy and Son ties!? I can’t wait to make more and make matching ones for my two favorite guys!

Like the fabric we used?

Classic Guy Ties
Studio E Fabrics, Nantucket, Multi Diagonal Stripe
(this line is perfect for 4th of July!)

Michael Miller, Large Whimsy, Brown Large Simply Stripe

Little Guy Tie
Riley Blake Designs, Wheels, Blue Plaid

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6 Comments

  1. Posted June 15, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE these ties!! And they were so fun to make!! I’m totally making more. :)

  2. Melissa
    Posted June 17, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Stupid question! Will I need a sewing machine to make these adorable ties, or can I just hand sew them?

    • Shirley
      Posted June 17, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

      I think you can hand sew anything! But it would take awhile! The Little Guy Tie did have quite a bit of hand stitching anyway, so if you’re okay to put the time in, go for it! :)

  3. Tami
    Posted July 1, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    I really wish to make these but I see no place to click on the page to add it to my cart! Hope I can get the pattern soon! They are adorable and I can see me making several for my little grandson!

  4. Posted August 4, 2010 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Great job on the blog, it looks wonderful. I am going to save it and will make sure to visit weekly

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