Wednesday, July 6, 2011

can't get enough

this past weekend, our friends welcomed
a new baby boy into the world.
i hope to be smothering him with kisses very soon!

his name is maxwell (so cute!)
which could not be more fitting for a bowtie-wearing baby.
i think you know where i'm going with this...

you may remember these baby bowties from this post. 
but, i've decided to revisit this tutorial
and give you some better photos.
here goes...

 1.) Start with a fabric piece that is 5.5w x 2.5h. (Thicker fabric is better.) Fold lengthwise to meet in the middle and hot glue - should be about 1"h or so now:

2.) Fold in sides also to meet in middle that way. Should be about 2.25" - 2.5"w or so. This is the back of the bowtie:

3.) Cut another piece of fabric that is 1" x 2" for the middle of the bowtie. (Btw, you'll cut most the 2" off.) Fold lengthwise to meet in the middle and hotglue. It should be now a little more than 0.25":

4.) Hot glue one end to the back of the bow and bring it around to the front. Make it really tight and "scrunched"-looking. Hot glue on the back and cut off the excess fabric:

5.) Hot glue the bow to the onesie, just under the collar "lip". (Keep your hand behind the fabric and press, so the hot glue doesn't bleed through that first layer of fabric.)

There you have it.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the comment. Your bowtie onesies are adorable.