It snowed a ton in Maryland yesterday — but of course, nothing stuck AT ALL. What the heck! Even though I didn’t get to frolic through the promised 10 inches of snow, I did get a snow day from work. That basically meant playing with my pup all day, which included me making him an ADORABLE bow tie.
“Hey Mom, make me a bow tie, please!”
Remmy picked out a charming fabric for his bow tie, and we immediately set to work on our snow day project. First, I cut out a nice rectangle of fabric and ironed it flat.
Then, I created a secure hem using hem tape.
I did the same thing to the other side of the fabric.
This was different hem tape than I used in my tablecloth project, so first I had to iron one side of the tape down. Then, you remove the paper backing, and iron the other side of the fabric to the exposed side of the tape.
When I was done, it looked something like this:
Next, I folded each end of the newly hemmed rectangle into the center, with about an inch of overlap. I placed hem tape down the center strip, and secured the two ends together. I also ironed strong creases into the folds.
Next, I created the center of the bow tie using the same technique as before — just suppppppper skinny!
I secured this piece to the middle of the large rectangle, then wrapped it around remaining fabric and cinched it tight.
I stitched the ends closed, then sewed a polka dot button in the middle. Time to go find Remmy!
Well, he found me and the bow tie first. And immediately stole it and hid from me.
What a jerk. Once I finagled the bow tie from my pup, I tried to slip it onto his collar. Unfortunately, I didn’t leave enough room around the center like I thought I did, so it wouldn’t slip onto the collar. Good to know for next time!
Oh well! Time to grab some zip ties!
Looping a few zip ties through the back center of the bow tie, I secured it to my pup’s collar. Then we had a PHOTO SHOOT! Many treats were involved.
Then we took the bow tie off… Turns out my pup doesn’t love it like he does his shirts.
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