Valentines Bowtie

I like to make Luke Ties or Bowties for special occasions or Holidays.

I have used this tie pattern from Saltwater-kids.com for the above tie, I had the pattern on hand since I had made some shirt gifts using it. The shape was perfect for a real tie, so I just cut out two from fabric, sewed them together and added a ribbon to the back of it to velcro around his neck.

I made him his first bowtie for Easter last year and he also wore it for his baby dedication in May last year. I made up my own pattern for this. I tried out a pattern I found online for adult mens bowties. But shrunk small enough for Luke it was to much hassle. I don’t love the basic square scrunched into a bowtie style because I prefer a bit of shape to it.  I do realize I may be the only one who can tell if the pattern has shape once it’s made, but… you know?!?! :)

This tie was made for Luke’s 1 year photo shoot (picture by my brother above). I literally went to my sewing room an hour before the shoot started, found this tie pattern from veryhomemade.blogspot.com and whipped it up. I am sure I cut corners. I think I read her tutorial and then did what made sense to me because I was sewing so fast. I definitely need to make him more ties from her pattern though, and I will follow it better. :) Because this tie is GENIUS. If you have a little boy please try it and check it out. :)  The tie worked great for the shoot and he has worn it multiple times since.

Valentine’s Day 2012 Bowtie. Well I made it last night so he could wear it to church today, since he doesn’t have any big plans for Valentines Day wink, wink!

This bowtie I made from the same pattern I came up with for his 1st bowtie. It is using the exact same sized pattern, so as you can see it is a nice size you can use for multiple ages. You could also enlarge or shrink it too.

I am sharing this bowtie pattern with you all today! I have uploaded it for you to download and print. I didn’t do a tutorial, but wrote basic instructions on the pattern. I welcome you to email me with any questions as I am not sure how clear the instructions will be without any pictures. If there is enough interested I would be happy to put together a tutorial.

Bowtie Pattern Pdf

This is for personal use only please. Add any pictures you would like to my flickr group.

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Sitting Handsome!

I purchased the highchair above at a Children’s resale before Luke was born. It is a Badger Euro II Highchair. I like it’s simple design and that it cost $40.00 and is like new. But it always seems like Luke is uncomfortable and since the straps where not all there he was always leaning forward.

 

So…

I made a padded seat and back cover.

First I purchased a Stokke padding set first to see if it would work, but it wasn’t quite the right fit or price (more than I paid for the highchair) so I used it for reference for a cover and made one myself.

I found this fun indoor/outdoor fabric at Joann Fabrics and it is holding up nicely so far. It was also super nice to work with.

The cover has a couple layers of batting inside so it is soft for Luke to sit in and is attached with velcro around the back rungs. The seat is a separate cover that has elastic around the bottom band to secure over the existing cushion. I also improvised giant button holes after finding out my button hole foot wouldn’t make them as big as I needed for the straps to feed through.

I like the way it turned out. It is securely attached to the seat yet will be quick and easy to remove when I need to launder it. I think I am going to make a couple so when it needs to be washed I can pop another on in the meantime.

I am also planning on painting and recovering our dining room chairs this summer as they are a mix match of several different styles (on purpose). The plan for a couple years now has been to paint the chairs white and cover the seats. So I am thinking this fabric may be a fun alternative to the solid I was planning.  :)

 

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