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Holiday Party Bow Tie

Added Dec 18, 2009

by kelepso

Miami, Florida, ...






I am going to a holiday party this weekend and decided to switch it up a little. I found a free bow tie pattern on Burda Style and decided to give it a try. In being creative, I combined two coordinating fabrics, so I’ll have two bow-ties in one and I also added adjustable button holes instead of the sliders, as suggested by another member (since I couldn’t find them anywhere). Luckily, I had these strap fabrics readily available at home.

Here is a link to a great step by step instructions on how to tie a bow tie.

Material Notes

Cotton (Black & White Diagonal), Rayon-Poly (Black & White Polka-dot)




Garment Type


BS-008 Bow Tie
How to tie a bow-tie

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    Jan 11, 2011, 03.52 PMby prima

    that’s super cute. How did you use the buttons instead of the sliders? Did you make a bunch of button holes? Does it show?

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      Jan 11, 2011, 04.00 PMby kelepso

      Thank you. I sewed one button at the end and several button holes on the other end of the tie. I got the idea from another BurdaStyle member that created the tie using the David bowtie pattern. It’s really easy to do.

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    Apr 19, 2010, 08.00 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Love the tie! Combining the stripes with the polka dots is so creative! I have a rhinestone tie in “Diva’s Closet” on my website that might interest you. It doesn’t require sewing so I won’t be posting it here. It’s a store bought tie with added bling!

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    Mar 15, 2010, 01.35 AMby melissapott

    Cute idea with the two different fabrics! I’m going to give it a try myself.

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    Dec 19, 2009, 10.40 AMby Galadriel F

    The two contrasting fabrics are a great idea.

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      Dec 19, 2009, 05.07 PMby kelepso

      Thank you! I can’t wait to wear it tonight.

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