Sturdy Acrylic Bow Tie Templates: Instructions for use

This page contains tips for using my Sturdy Acrylic Bow Tie Templates. If you’re looking for a more general tutorial on bow tie making, I’ll bet this is what you’re looking for. Peel first The laser-cut acrylic pieces come with a protective paper coating. Peel this paper backing off before use.   Fit Tab A […]

The Americana Collection: 7 Patriotic DIY Bow Ties

The Americana Collection: DIY Bow Tie Kits

[cryout-multi][cryout-column width=”1/2″] [/cryout-column] [cryout-column width=”1/2″]What could be more American than Baseball, and Red, White, and Blue Stripes? This collection of seven do-it-yourself (DIY) bow ties are designed and printed in the USA (of course). Each kit comes with supplies to easily sew one bow tie in your choice of design and bow tie shape: one […]

The Flamingo Collection: DIY Bow Tie Kit

Plastic Pink Flamingoes Bow Tie: DIY Kit

[cryout-multi][cryout-column width=”1/2″] [/cryout-column] [cryout-column width=”1/2″]These fun and kitschy DIY Pink Plastic Flamingo Bow Tie Kits are perfect for injecting a little humor into your wardrobe. (Trailer Park Formal, anyone?) Each kit comes complete with a quarter-yard of cotton sateen fabric, digitally printed with a bow tie pattern in the design of your choice, instructions, and […]

One dozen 3-piece sets of adjustable bow tie hardware

Adjustable Bow Tie Hardware

[cryout-multi][cryout-column width=”1/2″][/cryout-column][cryout-column width=”1/2″] You get one dozen 3-piece sets of hardware to make bow ties adjustable in size. Silvery nickel finish (rarely, black finish may be substituted when nickel finish is unavailable.) To use, sew the hook onto the short bow tie piece. Thread the long piece through the slide and loop, and secure with […]

Straight and Narrow Bow Tie Printable Sewing Pattern

Traditional Diamond Bow Tie Printable Sewing Pattern

[cryout-multi][cryout-column width=”1/3″][/cryout-column][cryout-column width=”2/3″] Traditional Diamond Point Bow Tie Pattern Unlike the other Diamond Point bow tie patterns (which are all straight lines), this is a traditional diamond point bow tie—full of curves! This is the bow tie Jay Gatsby would’ve worn. Complete instructions are included right on the pattern. The bow ties you can make with this […]

The Pointed Puff: Finished

Tutorial: How To Fold a Pocket Square

There are many ways to fold a pocket square; pick the one that suits your personality best. [cryout-multi][cryout-column width=”1/2″] [/cryout-column] [cryout-column width=”1/2″] The Puff Step 1 Hold the pocket square from the center, letting the points hang down. [/cryout-column]

DIY Bow Tie Kit: Baroque

New! Smaller kit lets you make a single bow tie in your choice of color and style. DIY Bow Tie Kit Now you can make your own bow ties one at a time! This kit has everything you need to make one (1) bow tie: printed cotton sateen fabric (18″ x 28″), one (1) set […]

The Mod Box Collection: 7 modern DIY bow ties

The Royal Crowns Collection: 7 DIY Bow Ties

The Royal Crowns Collection is a set of seven reversible DIY (do-it-yourself) bow ties for the regal man. Each kit includes one yard of digitally-printed organic cotton sateen and seven sets of hardware to make the bow ties adjustable in size from about 14½″ to 20″. You supply basic sewing skills and tools. (You’ll need scissors or rotary cutter and cutting mat, pins, thread and sewing machine.  Interfacing is […]

Ponoko's Top 10 Maker Stories of 2013

Ponoko’s Top 10 Makers of 2013

Imagine my surprise when I discovered that my Laser-cut Acrylic Bow Tie Templates made the list of Ponoko’s Top 10 Designer stories of 2013, coming in at number four! Click the image above to read my story, and see what other makers are doing with Ponoko.  

Open Studio Weekend

This weekend (October 19th & 20th, 2013) my studio will be OPEN for visitors from Noon – 6pm, as part of the Philadelphia Open Studios Tour (POST). My studio is at the Greene Street Artists Co-operative (GSAC) in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. GSAC is a live-work space for 17 artists. Many of these artists […]