Fabric: Art Gallery Fabrics Retro-spective Kitchen Bouquet in blue (This was bought at my local fabric shop, The Common Thread.)
I LoVE this fabric!!! It feels like there's a super high thread count and doesn't feel like a typical quilting cotton. I used less than a yard of this fabric to make two ties; however, I wouldn't recommend getting less than a yard since it needs to be cut on the bias.
I made two of these ties out of the same fabric... one for my daddy and one for my father-in-law. They can match! :)
I was able to get a flower right in the middle of the tie... I shouldn't have undone it... oh well!
- When using quilting weight, omit the heavyweight sew-in interfacing.
- Make sure the fold-lines of the pattern are on the fold-lines of the fabric. I cut the middle piece incorrectly and it make my tie shorter, but it's still long enough to be a tie.
- The back-end piece is a little wide when compared to a store bought tie. When tying a double knot, I had to wrap it tightly in order to get the right length... but this is also due to mine be shorter than the pattern.
- Be ready to TONS of hand sewing.
Father's Day Shirt & Tie Gift Box by Paper Crave
Yes, I was in a rush and just used tape to adhere the bow tie. Hehe...