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While he was here to visit a couple weeks ago, my sister mentioned that he tears off his clip on tie and maybe needs a regular tie. I jumped at the chance to sew something for him (I seem to find projects to make for Piper and my nieces all the time, but not so many for Easton and Burke).
To make a tie for your little guy-
Keeping the paper clip in place, untie the tie. Trace with a fabric pen, matching up the halfway point of the tie with the edge of the fabric (you’ll have two tie pieces unless you have really long fabric).
Leaving a margin around the entire perimeter, cut out two copies of both tie shaped pieces (just place on another piece of fabric or fold over so you’ll cut two of the same tie shapes). At this point, you should have four pieces (two copies of each tie half).
Drop an open safety pin down into each tie half. Secure the pin in place (poke the end of the pin through to the outside of the tie, then poke back into the interior and secure). Using the pin as your anchor, turn the tie right side in.
Tuck the unfinished open ends into the inside of the tie halves, and press both in place. Then tuck one edge into the other edge (it doesn’t matter which half ends up on the exterior and which half ends up on the interior).
Funny sidenote- Piper couldn’t resist the lure of the photoshoot. She thinks that when the camera comes out, she should be in the mix (a product of her vast modeling experience, I’m certain). I kind of love it that I have these sweet cousin pics as a result, though.
Are you working on any boy projects right now?