Introduction: Tying a Bow Tie
• Regular Bow tie
Shaft- The slender part of the untied bow tie that does not form the bow shape
Note: Before beginning, adjust the bow tie so that the ends come down to the middle of your abdomen.
Step 1: Draping Bow Tie
Drape the untied bow tie over both shoulders so that its ends are evenly aligned on your torso.
Step 2: Crossing Both Sides
Begin to cross both sides across your neck
Step 3: Hanging One End
Take one end of the bow tie and bring it through the loop below your neck like you’re
tying a knot.
Then take one end and lay it over your shoulder and let the other end lay vertically down your chest.
Step 4: Creating the Bow Shape
Take the end that is lying vertically across your chest and fold it in a bow shape positioned horizontally
Step 5: Draping Vertical Bow Over the Horizontal Bow Shape
Now take the end that is lying across your shoulder and while still holding the bow position, bring the other end down so that it lies vertically with the lying shaft atop the bow.
(Pay close attention) Identify the thick side of the horizontal bow (the side that is
connected to the bow).
Step 6: Folding Bow
Fold that side across the shaft of the vertical bow.
Step 7: Pulling Down Vertical Bow
Pull down on the folded bow and you should find a hole above it.
Note: This is where it gets tricky.
Identify the top part of the bow that is hanging vertically (the side closest to your neck).
Step 8: Sliding Bow Through Hole
Slide the top end of that bow into the hole identified in step 10.
Step 9: Pulling Bow
Pull the front bow halfway through the hole while keeping the back bow folded.
Step 10: Letting Go
Let go of the folded bow in the front
Step 11: Aligning Bow
Pull out on both sides of the bow to create a fuller bow tie.
After this, align the front and back bow.
Step 12: Complete!
Your bow is now complete!
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