This year, on the 23rd of June, apart from Father’s Day we were also celebrating the Baptism of our CEO 😉 In connection with the above, the stylish outfit and common element for father and son could not be missing 🙂 I sewed pants with suspenders and the little bow tie for this special occasion. Unfortunately, as it often happens with this type of projects with deadline I had to sew at night. That’s why I don’t have any photos to prepare tutorial for pants with suspenders. However, it was my first time when I made sewing pattern on my own by tracing the old pants. I have to admit immodestly, that it worked out pretty well. My plan is to repeat this feat and prepare step-by-step tutorial in the nearest future 🙂
It is important to add, that at this ceremony we had the best photographer in the world 🙂 I definitely recommend Przemek from Semimatt. Main photo and the photo gallery at the end of this post came from his camera 🙂 Meanwhile I’ll present step-by-step tutorial how to sew a bow tie for father and son 🙂
More information about the types of fabrics used by me and online shops I recommend the most you can find here.
I encourage you to visit one of the best sewing Facebook group SZYCIE-WYKROJE-DIY (unfortunately for polish speaking readers). This is a mine of knowledge about sewing and you can ask questions and get help from more advanced in sewing.
- 20 cm of cotton woven fabric
- 30 cm of elastic with width equal to 0,5 cm
- velcro or metal clasp (in father’s version of bow tie)
How to do it?
- First of all cut rectangles with dimentions respectively:
- for baby: 16×10 cm and 2,5×6 cm
- for adult: 26×18 cm and 3,5×7 cm
- Afterwards the big rectangles fold on longer edge, right sides together and sew.
- Turn the right side out.
- In the next step fold on half on shorter edge and sew.
- Turn out in such a way, that stitches are inside. Tie the center using twine or thread.
- At the end, repeat all steps for small rectangles, from which buckles will be formed to tie the bow tie.
- Sew an elastic band to the baby’s bow tie. In the adult version, sew a belt with a metal clasp or velcro. I used the clasp from an old, unused bow tie.
I have been passionate about DIY since my childhood, and my innate patience and accuracy make the whole process of creation a lot easier for me and that gives me a lot of satisfaction and pleasure. During my first pregnancy I learnt how to sew, what resulted with few tutorials about sewing clothes for kids on the blog. In the beginning of my second maternity leave, I have learned how to crochet amigurumi from yt. I found out, that I really love it, that’s why so many blog posts describe my crochet creatures.