After more than six years of making my DIY bow tie templates available online, I have decided to shut down this website in the Spring of 2018 when the contract with the hosting platform expires. Until then, all the FREE downloads and tutorials will remain available, as will the printable templates for bow ties and […]

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Customers now have the option of adding their Twitter handles to their accounts at signup or checkout. If you do, when you make a purchase I’ll tweet about it tagging your @twitter_handle. And if your purchase is a downloadable file, and you haven’t downloaded it yet 10 minutes after your checkout completes, you’ll get a […]

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New Feature! Download link expiry reminder alerts I keep costs for my printable patterns to a minimum is by limiting the support offered and making sure they can’t be shared to unauthorized users. That means customers need to be able to download their files with little interaction from me, while at the same time unauthorized access […]

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How to make a bow tie with any fabric, using sewing patterns from shop.lavaguy.com

New Interactive Tutorial!

How To Make A Bow Tie Using any fabric and paper bow tie sewing patterns from shop.lavaguy.com This new interactive tutorial is designed to give you a step-by-step tutorial on making your own bow ties using my inexpensive printable bow tie sewing patterns. Best in full-screen mode… here’s how: Start the presentation by clicking the […]

Finn Bow Tie by Carlin T.

Butterfly Bow Tie Dog Collar

Check out this adorable Butterfly Bow Tie dog collar made by Carlin T. of California (as modeled by Finn)! Carlin started out with a set of Printable Bow Tie Patterns before upgrading to a Sturdy Acrylic Bow Tie Template. You can see more of Carlin’s ties (and purchase them!) on Etsy at What They Wear.

Butterfly Bow Ties by Julie

Julie I. of Kansas has been busy making bow ties! She started off last summer with the Butterfly Bow Tie printable sewing pattern, and recently upgraded to a Sturdy Acrylic Bow Tie Template to make the process of creating bow ties more accurate. “Love making these!” Julie says she likes using high-quality quilting cotton she buys from […]

“Le Noeud Papillon”

Élise N. of Montreal sent this kind letter and photo of the four bow ties she made for her son, using printable bow tie patterns from shop.lavaguy.com. She made them out of solid red linen, which she says gives a garment “a life of its own.” “They seem to be alive, they have a sort of […]

The Camouflage Collection: 7 DIY Bow Ties from shop.lavaguy.com

The Camouflage Collection: 7 DIY Bow Ties

The Camouflage Collection is a suite of seven DIY camouflage bow ties designed to make you stand out. Each kit includes one fat quarter (28″ x 18″) of digitally-printed 100% organic cotton sateen and a set of hardware to make the bow tie adjustable in size from about 14½″ to 20″. You supply basic sewing skills and tools. (You’ll need scissors or rotary […]

Sturdy Acrylic Templates

Sturdy Acrylic Bow Tie Sewing Templates

Now Available Individually! You no longer have to do it yourself when it comes to getting your own set of sturdy acrylic bow tie sewing templates made! Now four of my most popular bow tie template styles are available individually, ready-made, and in-stock/ready to ship to you. No more fiddling with complicated design file instructions. No […]