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How To Make a Bow Tie For Prom

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This time on Threadbanger, Rob and Corinne have been showing you how to DIY your prom threads. Now it just wouldn't be fair if we only worked on dresses for the girls. So, here's a simple tutorial on how to make a bow tie out of an old scarf. To see more of threadbanger, subscribe to us on itunes!



What you need:

An old scarf or 1 yard of fabric
2 old ties
bow tie pattern (found on the threadbanger blog)
sewing machine
sissors
pins
 
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Step 1: Getting Started

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1. First thing is to get about one yard of fabric. We used fabric from an old scarf we found at a thrift store.


2. Go to the Blog at Threadbanger.com and download the bow tie pattern. Cut out the pattern from a large sheet of paper.

Step 2: The Shape

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3. Place your pattern on top of your scarf, leaving enough room to cut out another pattern. Pin it down and cut it out. Once you've cut out the pattern once, lay it down on the remaining fabric, pin it down and cut it out again.


4. Lay your two pieces on top of each other so that the correct sides are facing each other. Pin them together and sew along the edges. But, make sure you leave a 1-2 inch gap in the very middle.


5. Using something like a pencil or a paintbrush, turn the bow tie right-side-out.
rae11243 years ago
Duct tape seems to be the new "in" thing to make clothing and accessories out of. There was a contest to see who could make the best prom dresses out of duct tape. I was blown away at the creativity these kids used.
Iridium74 years ago
I am having trouble figuring out how big to make the bow tie. do you know of any references of any kind?
AlvinMaker6 years ago
sweet. i'm going to gay prom in a about week and i'm totally making this.
gay.....prom????
yeah in salt lake city there is a gay prom, so me and some of my friends are going so we can show our support.(only two of us are gay)
In Salt Lake City? In Utah the most religious state of them all? Damn, that is some sly stuff.
personally i liked the older version of the dress.
Ditto! ;)
Nice job. The pictures look as if they were tooken from the video.. but still, nice job.
They always are. They do and indymogul does too.
icedog5156 years ago
huh. wat a small world.
duck-lemon6 years ago
nice, i like all of your work. THREADBANGERS ROCK!
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