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DIY Bow Tie Tutorial: Make your own bow ties

Step 8

Install Adjustable Hardware

There are three pieces in each set of hardware. The hook (seen on the left in the photo) goes on the short end of the bow tie. Notice that the slide (on the right in the photo) has a bar in the middle that protrudes slightly on one side.

Bow tie tutorial Step 8: Install the hardware

Let’s start with the hook, which goes on the shorter half of the bow tie. Slide the end into the slot on the hook, about 1 inch.

Bow tie tutorial Step 8: Install the hardware

Use a zig-zag stitch on your machine to secure the end as shown. Go back and forth a couple of times to make it sturdy. If you can, tie the threads together neatly in a knot to secure, otherwise just clip them as close to the fabric as possible.

Bow tie tutorial Step 8: Install the hardware

Study the photo below to see how the long end of the bow tie is threaded through the other two pieces of hardware.

Bow tie tutorial Step 8: Install the hardware

Holding the slide with the protruding bar facing down, thread the fabric up and over to the right through both sides of the slide. Then thread the loop piece on, and finally thread the fabric back up through the slide’s left side again, and back out the right side.

Secure the end with a zig-zag stitch just as you did on the short piece.

Almost done! Now let’s set the initial length of the tie…

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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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