of people
who wear bow ties

wear them because 95% of people don't.

Don't be a conformist.

Printable Bow Tie Sewing Patterns

Make your own adjustable bow ties with these printable (PDF) bow tie sewing patterns! Choose from eight (8) shapes. Each pattern prints on 3 pages of US Letter or size A4 paper.
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Printable Necktie Sewing Patterns

We're not just into bow ties, you know. We've got patterns for neckties too! Available in two widths—regular, and skinny.
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  • The patterns make for some good bowties... The instructions were very easy to follow. I have about 10 more bowties left to make and am excited to get them done.

  • Jack & Jacksons

  • Love making these!

    Julie I., Kansas

  • Here's a picture of a Bowie I made using your pattern.

    Jessika D., Quebec

  • I am very pleased with the bow tie patterns I purchased from you.

    Élise N., Montreal

  • Thank you so much providing these wonderful bow tie patterns and sewing instructions.

    Carlin T., California

  • He makes the best custom presents.

    Amy J., Texas

  • Bob B. shows off his newly-created DIY bow tie. This is “Griffith” from the Striped Sophisticate Collection.

    Bob B.

Free Guides

We offer free online tutorials, and free printable guides to help you learn how to make and wear bow ties and pocket squares.

How to make a bow tie

Our most popular tutorial! Follow this step-by-step lesson in how to make a bow tie with any fabric + patterns or templates from shop.lavaguy.com.
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How to Tie a Bow Tie

You say you want to wear a bow tie, but you don't know how to tie one? Tape up this printable guide by a mirror, and you'll have it down pat in no time flat.

How to Fold Pocket Squares

Learn how to wear a fancy pocket square with this free printable guide.

Use & Care of Templates

Download these instructions for the care and use of my sturdy acrylic bow tie templates, and they'll last a lifetime.

Whether you want to make just one bow tie or start a business selling them,
getting started is easy with my free How to make a bow tie tutorial,
and sewing patterns you can download and print.


After more than six years of making my DIY bow tie templates available online, I have decided to shut down…