The Ribbon Retreat offers something for us Mommas in this particular predicament!
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!
I made the Little Guy Tie for my little guy (I just had to say that once!) I think it turned out super cute!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!)
Little Guy Tie
Riley Blake Designs, Wheels, Blue Plaid
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