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I have been reading many, many tutorials for making little boy ties and they were all great, but took a lot of steps. I knew there was an easier way, so I fiddled until I came up with the perfectly EASY boy tie. It is literally one short stitch on your machine and a couple of hand stitches.

The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial

It looks good on even grumpy little boys.

The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial

Supplies
Man’s tie
elastic*
scissors, measuring tape, thread

1. Measure the width of your child’s shirt neck and cut the elastic that size. I cut Henry’s 10.5″.
2. Cut the back end of the tie off at 7″ (toddler size or cut 6″ for infants).

The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial

3. Cut a middle piece 5.5″ on one side and 3″ on the other side. This will become the knot.

The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial

4. Baste edges of the knot piece 1/8″ from edge.

The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial

5. Line up elastic edge with the center of the knot edge and fold down.

The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial

6.  Fold right sides together.

The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial

7. Fold both corners down matching raw edges.

The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial
The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial

8. Sew at a scant 3/8″ down raw edge. Turn right side out.

The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial
The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial

9. Fold the top raw edges of the long part.

The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial

10. Slide the raw edge of the long piece into the knot from the bottom.

The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial
The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial

11. Hand sew the long piece inside the knot. Don’t sew the top edge of the front of the knot or else it’ll make it look weird.

The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial
The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial

Slip it on to see how it looks! And maybe let your child do some ninja moves.

The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial

I talk some friends last night and here’s what they came up with. A tie for an 8 year old and three toddler ties.

The EASIEST Little Boy Tie Tutorial

Author: Heather