Looking for a cool way to add the latest color-blocking trend into your little man’s wardrobe? How about a free necktie pattern?! Today’s tutorial by the utterly cool Celina of the Sewing Rabbit Team does just that!
How to Sew a Color-Block Necktie with Free Pattern
Hello! I am very excited to share with you today my very first tutorial- I thought I would start with something relatively simple and ease my way into getting used to writing tutorials for everyone. I thought with the wedding season well on it’s way and honestly my kids just love to dress up, to show you how to make a cute color block skinny necktie for your little children.
Now you are ready to sew!
Step 1: place right sides together of the combo A & B of the tie and sew at 1cm from the edge.
Step 2: Iron your seam open.
Step 3: Place your lining on top of your tie right sides together. You will notice the lining is smaller- no worries it’s supposed to be!
Step 4: Pin your your fabric- you will have to stretch the lining a little, which should be easy because the point is cut on a bias.
Step 5: Sew at 0.5cm from the edge.
Step 6: Fold your seam over and stitch at 0.5cm- this will ensure you have nice corners ( I do this for all my corners). Trim the end of your point at 3mm from your seam. Repeat step 3 to 6 for the other end of your tie.
Step 7: Turn over both ends of your tie. You can use a pointy object to push out the ends of your tie- I use my scissors. Be careful not to push to hard! Now iron all your seams and iron the left edge of your tie at about 0.5cm.
Step 8: Next we will sew our necktie and loop, both at 0.5cm.
Step 9: Turn over your loop ( I use a loop turner or a safety pin does the trick too). Fold your loop in 2 and place it just above your lining, pin it, open up your seam and stitch the loop in place just at the very edge.
Step 14: Turn over your necktie and turn back in the ends by about 1cm. Iron.
Step 15: place your velcro at both ends on opposite sides and stitch right at the edge.
Step 16: place your ti and necktie as shown.
Step 17: Turn your ends in.
Step 18: Pull on both ends of the tie and necktie. Try to have the smaller end towards the back.
Step 19: Pull out on both ends of your necktie.
Step 20: Turn over and adjust the length- you might have to play around a little bit to make sure everything is nice and straight.
*** you can hand stitch at the back of your knot if you like, this will make sure your tie will not get undone. I like to leave it unstitched so I can play with the length of my ties.
Well, these are so easy to make and I wanted to give you a few ideas on how to match some prints, fabrics and colours, I made 4 little ties… 2 for my daughter and 2 for my son!
I made two of the ties with some neon mixed with a pastel- a huge trend this summer and it makes the neckties a little more casual. Dress up or down, wear it to a party or out for dinner. My Kids like to play prince and princess- don’t all princes wear ties? According to my son they do!
I also made one with a mix of florals and pink for my daughter so it would still be very girly.
And a gingham and floral mix for my son. The great thing about neckties is you can add a little pink or florals for boys- my husband can’t complain and I can be happy!
And that concludes our fun playing with Color-block this month…we sure had fun!
Tell us, what have you been color-blocking lately?
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…