It may be a week or so into the new year, but today I’m going to back up just a bit so I can share some of what are always my favorite sewing projects of the year, my kids’ handmade Christmas outfits. I’ve divided it up into two posts, and you can find all about my girls’ pinafore dresses here, and in this post I’ll be sharing about the bow tie pattern I used for my boys’ outfits.
The older my boys have gotten, the less handmade items have been present in their holiday outfits. Almost every year has included a Schoolboy Vest for one of them, but this year it was a DIY bow tie for each of them and everything else was ready-to-wear.
Wyatt and Weston have both been loving to wear bow ties to church lately, so I picked out two 100% cotton floral fabrics from JoAnn that would coordinate with their clothes and with the girls dresses.
If you’ve never made one and are wondering how to make a bow tie, they’re one of my favorite projects because they’re so fast and easy! For these ones, I used a bow tie pattern from Cricut, designed to be made with the Maker. You can let the Cricut Maker do all the cutting work for you which is awesome.
I like that the Cricut bow tie pattern uses real adjusters rather than velcro, as it’s great for my boys being able to share (fight over might be more correct) them back and forth.
As a side note, do anyone else’s photos of their boys look mostly like this?! I mean, at least they’re having fun??
We literally have similar pics to this every single year, and I had to dig up one from a few years ago…
It’s ridiculously easy to learn how to make a bow tie, and if you have boys, they’re such a fun and rewarding quick project!
I keep telling Wyatt and Weston that I’m going to teach them how to make a bow tie, and I think they’d do great at it and love it!
This year brought my kids all being in school, and Wyatt in middle school, and these boys are growing up faster than I can believe! I love that they share common interests that encourage them to hang out together, and hope they’ll always be best buddies as they keep getting older.
Now that we’ve covered the boys’ bow tie pattern I used, head over here to check out my girls’ dresses and see a peek of my next pattern!