Thursday, April 12, 2012
This year, I wanted to make some new ties for my boys to wear to church on Easter. Yes, I sewed four matching little ties and then appliqued a tie onto a onesie for my baby. My boys love them and I got lots of compliments at church.
Sewing a tie is surprisingly easy. I used this pattern and I highly recommend it. (No, they are not paying me to say that - I bought this pattern months ago and have used it a few times now with great results.) I did make a couple of changes. I didn't cut the fabric on the bias, and I did not use interfacing. I was able to get all five ties out of one yard of fabric and one yard of lining fabric, with leftovers. They look great and I think the weight and feel to them is perfect, even without the interfacing.
I used this tutorial and template from Crap I've Made for the appliqued tie onesie. It was easy, and I think it looks really cute!