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It is--but the tricky bit is that you're tying the bow tie from inside the "shoe", rather than looking down at it, as you are with a shoelace. But in terms of knot mechanics, it's absolutely the same. I do think it could be useful to slowly tie a shoe (rather than on auto-pilot, at full speed like you normally do) for comparison while practicing tying a bow.
That looks sharp! Diamond point takes a little more precision to make look really nice like that--well done! I'd never thought of denim--it looks good. The fabric store can be a slippery slope. But I also think if you make several ties at once, they go faster, as you get a sort of production line/routine going on.
There are a number on this site, but I'd suggest watching Bill Nye:He makes it look easy, but it's definitely a practice thing. Also, after you understand the feel of the knot, I'd say using a mirror is almost counter-productive.
You're welcome--glad you found them useful! If I inspire a few folks to start making their own ties, it's all worth it.
Thank you! I've also picked a few prints that have never seen the light of day, too, but I think I'm getting better at that. I definitely wanted to show the finished product tied, as it gives an idea of how the final bow looks, which isn't always easy to tell just from the flat fabric. You should make a couple--they'd be lovely gifts!
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