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Tutorial for Making an Adjustable Toddler TIe

Tutorial for making an Adjustable Toddler Tie
Enjoy crafting at home!

What you need: old Men’s tie, sliders (or Velcro), my pattern, sewing machine and scissors

Un-stitch center seam on tie and press flat.  Cut pieces out from pattern.

Place stabilizer under lining pices and pin down. Fold tie in half length-wise with right sides together. Pin.  Sew along raw edge.

Turn tie right side out.  Press flat with a warm iron – be sure center seam is in the center because you don’t want a crooked tie!

With right-sides together, sew neck strap along long edge.  Trim excess seam.

Turn and press flat.

If you want to use Velcro, cut neck strap to fit around toddlers neck comfortably (be sure to add an extra inch or two so the strap will overlap).  Sew Velcro on each end.

If you are using sliders, but both sliders on one end like this.  If you’re wondering where to purchase sliders, they’re very difficult to find new!  BUT, you probably wear them everyday – maybe you have an old bra laying around you could use.

Bring the end back through the first slider to create a full circle.

Turn both raw edges under and stitch down.

Lay tie down with center seam facing you.  Place the neck strap over.

Fold the wider end of the tie over and through the strap.

Do the same thing with the smaller strap so it looks like this.

Straighten the neck strap while you pull on tie ends until you have them at the right length.
Sew through knot and both tie ends to anchor everything in place.

VIOLA!  What little boy wouldn’t look adorable in this!  Create your own.  You can do it.

Be sure to check out my Etsy shop for other great patterns!
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  • Reply Jordan and Jandee

    love the tie and the picture of your little boy! I think after the baby comes I'm going to get motivated and make some of these!

    February 28, 2013 at 7:21 am
  • Reply Rodriguez family

    Handsome boys! Jesus has ties I have never seen him wear. I guess this is what he is saving them for 😉

    February 28, 2013 at 7:21 am
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