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DIY Bow Tie Tutorial: Make your own bow ties

Step 6

Invert the Pieces

This is where you’ll use a handy tool you can easily make from a piece of stiff wire to invert the bow tie halves. With a pair of pliers, straighten out a thick piece of wire (the plastic coated wire hangers work great for this). Bend the end back on itself as shown in the photo inset below, to insure you won’t poke a hole in your bow tie fabric. Make your inverting tool as long as practical (mine is about 25 inches long).

Bow tie tutorial Step 6: Invert the pieces

Insert the tool into the fabric tube, all the way to the end. Using your fingers and the tool on the inside, invert the end of the tie. Remove the tool, and use it to push the rest of the tie into itself to turn it right side out.

Bow tie tutorial Step 6: Invert the pieces

Repeat with the other half.  It’s beginning to take shape!

Now that the tie halves are right-side out, they look a little puffy, right? Let’s iron it flat next.

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  1. Sunniva left a comment on August 21, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Great tutorial! Thank you so much 😀

    • Jay Thomson left a comment on August 21, 2013 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks, Sunniva. I’m glad you found it useful.

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