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Fat Quarter Friday: Baby or Toddler Bow Tie

This is a fun little project for the little guy in your life. These are great, because they’re actually sized for a little guy and are adjustable with a velcro strap. They’d be a cute for a Christmas/Easter outfit, a wedding (ring bearer anyone?), or just for the heck of it! I based my bow tie off of the one on Prudent Baby, but I wasn’t happy with a couple things, so here’s my version! Remember, bow ties are cool.


  • 1 fat quarter
  • scrap of interfacing
  • velcro

Step 1: Cut your pieces out. Out of your main fabric you need two pieces of 2.5″x8.5″ for the bow, one 2″x2.5″ for the middle, and one 2″x15″ for the strap. From your interfacing, you need one piece 2″x8″.

 Step 2: Take one of your bow pieces and put it right side down. Lay your interfacing right in the middle of that rectangle and attach your interfacing according to the product instructions. Then take that piece and the other rectangle for the bow and put them rights sides together. Sew around the two longs sides and one of the short sides using a 1/4″ seam.

 Step 3: Take your two leftover rectangles that you cut out and fold them in half long ways and sew down the long edge with a 1/4″ seam.

 Step 4: Turn all the pieces right side out.

Use a safety pin to help turn the skinny ones. Iron all the pieces flat and make sure to iron the seam onto the back of the skinny strips.

 Step 5: Take the small strip for the center and fold it in half hamburger style with right sides together (so the side with the seam is showing). Sew with a 1/4″ seam and press open the seam like so. Then you can flip the piece right side out so you have a nice little ring for the middle of the bow tie.

 Step 6: Take the big rectangle that makes up the bow and fold under the open end like so and iron in place.

Fold the rectangle in half so the short sides meet up and sew with a 1/4″ seam along that short edge.

 Turn the tube right side out, so that the seam is now on the inside of the ring and center the seam in the back like so.

 Step 7: Fold your bow tie in half and then fold the two sides back toward the middle again to make a bow. Pinch in the middle.

Take your middle ring from step 5 and slip it over on the the sides of the bow. Keep pinching the bow.

 Center it and adjust your bow so it looks all pretty.

 Step 8: Take the long strap and turn the raw edges inside and iron flat. Sew in place with either a straight stitch, or a small tight zigzag.

 Attach a safety pin to one end and thread the strap through the back of the bow tie.

Cut your velcro to be 1/2″x3″ and sew onto the strap like so.

 Enjoy your fancy baby!






1 Comment

  1. I tried the same tutorial and mine didn’t work out very well either. Yours is perfect! Thank you!

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