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Picture of Tying a bow tie Way # 2 (the easy way)
If you figured out how to tie a bow tie based on my previous instructable, this one should be a breeze. One of the main reasons that I do not use this method is that I have many bow ties that have different colored wings, and this method does not allow both colors or patterns to show on the final product. As you can see, the entire front of the bow tie is comprised of the striped pattern, and all of the polka dotted pattern is in the rear.
 
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Step 1: Lets begin...

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Start out the same way as in my first bow tie instructable by placing the bowtie over your neck, polka dots on one side, stripes on the other.

Step 2: The cross over

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Once again, you are going to cross the striped side over the polka dotted side, and wrap it underneath like you would begin tying your shoe.

Step 3: Making the first bow

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Now, letting the striped side rest on your shoulder, create the bow shape with the polka dotted side.

Step 4: The "Big Loop"

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Here is where this method begins to vary from my other method.

Bring the striped side of the bow tie down infront of the polka dotted bow, and continue to loop it up underneath and back ontop of the dotted side. (this loop should be inbetween your neck and all of the other material.

Step 5: Making the second bow

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This time, instead of making the second bow behind the first bow, we will make it infront, by pulling the striped section through the "big loop" we just made.

Once again, pull a doubled over piece of the striped material through the loop, so the wing's loop is created.

Make sure you don't pull too far, causing the flap of the tie to come thouugh the hole.

Step 6: Adjustments

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Wiggle and waggle the ends of your bow tie so they look straight and neat. The end result should look something like the second picture here from the top.

Congrats on learning to tie a bow tie! Hope my instructable was easy enough to follow.

Remember to check out the alternate way to tie your bow tie too.