Crazy – 2 days in a row with crafts for boys! Today is a Faux Boys’ Tie – – it’s faux because it’s not even close to a real tie. It’s kind of like those ties that people applique to onesies, but not appliqued down. Super quick , super cute. Here’s a quick how to make a faux boys’ tie.
Cut out a tie shape (you can trace a tie or just wing it) – you’ll need a front piece (I used burlap), a back piece, and a piece of batting or fleece or something to make it a little cushy. Cut all3 into the main part and then cut all 3 into a “knot” shape as shown below. You’ll also need a piece of thin elastic long enough to go around your child’s neck when it’s not stretched (not pictured).
First, if you’d like any embellishments, etc, sew them onto the top layer. I sewed on a shamrock, kind of off to the side.
Then make a sandwich of the main part and sew it together – yes, you’ll have raw edges – that’s the look I was going for – and yes, you’ll be able to see the fluff in the middle – I was okay with that too. Then sew the edges of the “knot” and when you do, stick the elastic in so they get sewn into the seams. I sewed around all the edges twice.
That’s it! The elastic should stretch to fit over his head. I think he’s a little unsure of it’s fabulousness – that, or he doesn’t like photoshoots in the misty rain….
Seriously, this was really easy – I bet you could even hot glue it together if you didn’t want to sew. Go try making one!
Oh My he is the cutest thing. I love this tie I might have to make one for me!!
Sassy Sites! says
So cute!!! I love the look on his face… priceless! I’m going to have to make one of these for my little guy! 🙂
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Jen @ My Own Road says
This is adorable, I need to make this for my son!
This is the absolute custest St. Patty’s craft ever!
Too cute Mandy!! 🙂
I love this!
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Rachel B. says
That is adorable! And the look on his face really completes the outfit–what a cutie!
the burlap is what makes it! i wouldn’t have ever thought to make it out of burlap. i may have to make one for easter! 🙂
Lori Thompson says
so dang cute!!
so cute! im making one for Mondays festivities!!! thanks!
I found you on the blog hop, definitely going to make one of these for my lil guy & now following!
awwwww… I love it!
It’s soo adorable 🙂
So sweet! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I am a long time follower!
Have a great weekend!
His expression is priceless! Love the tie!
La-Dee-da crafter says
So great!!!! So cute and the boy too!
hehehehe adorable!! And he totally has the look of ” mooooooom do I really have to pose for pictures noooooooooow?” look on his face! What a cute little project! <3
Eeee so cute! Your model is quite a handsome guy! I totally want one of these for MYSELF.
makes me want to have a boy!
Colleen @ MuralMaker&More says
The tie is cute, but his expression is priceless. Listen to me – I sound like a credit card commercial, ha!
It’s a great project! Droppin’ by from FB CrafterMinds!
Jenn Erickson says
Mandy, it’s absolutely wonderful! So glad I saw your link-up at the new party at Flamingo Toes! Jenn/Rook No. 17
Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki says
Love that little shamrock! So cute!
Kelli @ RTSM says
That is seriously adorable! I think I have all the stuff to make one for my two year old except for the elastic. I wonder if I could just hot glue a pin to the back and then pin it to his shirt?!?
Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) says
Awwwwwww so cute, the tie and the kiddo 🙂 Going to have to ask my kiddos if they want one, such cuteness.
Susan @ Living with Punks says
What a cute boy project! Love it. And that burlap is over the top 🙂
Tanya (a Taste of T) says
This is so cute. I’d like to make it in an adult size for my Hubs. He’d LOVE it.
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LOVE, LOVE LOVING this idea! I tried to make one similar to this before but it was too small and wide — cuter for a littler guy, but I am loving your fabric choice and everything! Can’t wait to try this — AAAAAANNNNNDD I love the idea of trying it with a hot glue gun, that’s definitely at the top of my list!
Jenny @ Embellishing Life says
ADORABLE! This will be one of the first things I sew when I get my own machine!
Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com says
This is so sweet. I wish I had a boy I could make one for!!
I tried. I really tried. https://jensunchartedterritory.blogspot.com/2011/03/st-pattys-supposed-to-outfit.html
This is SO cute! I’ve had it bookmarked for a few weeks now, and I’ll be posting about it on Dollar Store Mom soon! 🙂
LOVE LOVE this! So adorable!! I have 3 boys this would be so cute to make these for them!
Jen @ Creating with the J's says
LOVE IT! I shared it with a friend of mine who has two boys and she does stuff like this!!!
Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says
This is SEW cute Mandy! You continually astound me with your creativity, seriously. Thanks for linking up! (don’t forget to link back so I can feature you)
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This is very cute. I wish my boys would wear a tie for more than 5 seconds. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.
HI! So I know you posted this FOREVER ago, and to be honest I pinned it FOREVER ago. BUT get this, I just made two of these beauties and I thought I would tell you how great they are. So Thank you for having really great ideas, and also that people are still out there checking out your awesomeness and waiting for the perfect time to use your creativity. Have a great day, I am stocked about these for Easter. 🙂
Mandy Beyeler says
thanks for the nice comment Melissa – glad they worked out for you!