Holiday Handmade with Lil’ Luna: Boys’ Ties

Are you ready to meet one of my fave local bloggers today? Miss Kristyn from Lil’ Luna is here to share a super-cute idea for all the little men in your life!

Hi there Sweet Rose Studio Readers!
My name is Kristyn, and I blog over at Lil’ Luna.
It’s there that you will find all sorts of ideas, tutorials, crafts and recipes from me and others for any and all occasions!
Come on over and say hi! 

{That’s me on the bottom with Katie making that scary kissy face! LOL!}

I’m so happy to be here today.  I just LOVE Katie!  She is awesome, and I love that we live close and get to see each other often!
Today, I wanted to show you how to make some  ADORABLE and INEXPENSIVE  REVERSIBLE TIES  for the little boys in your lives!

This is my little man, Gav, with his tie.

These ties are so cute for church or any outing really.  PLUS, as mentioned they are super easy to make and even the very novice seamstress can make them. 

Here is what you’ll need to make some as well…


-Home Dec Fabric
-Sewing Machine
-3/8 inch Elastic (11+ inches per tie)
-Tie Template
-Fray Check (if wanted)


Print tie template to the size you want it.
{Click and then Right Click and save 
– adjust to your desired size.}

1. Begin by washing all fabric and ironing if needed. After printing and cutting out the tie template, trace the tie onto the home dec fabric and matching corduroy. 

2. Cut out the fabric pieces. 
3. Thread sewing machine with matching color thread. I usually do two different colors. For this one, I did off-white thread on top and blue on bottom. 

4. Make sure elastic is a little over 11 inches long. Put fabric pieces together and add one side of elastic to the top and insert in between fabric about 1/2 inch. Start sewing a straight stitch and be sure to back stitch over the elastic. 


5. Continue sewing in a straight line, and turn when you come to the corners. When you get back to the top, insert the other end of the elastic about 1/2 inch and sew (be sure to back stitch again over the elastic). Continue all the way until where you started and back stitch.
 6. Now go through and cut off all the areas of the tie where the overlap isn’t just right. Finish it off by Fray Checking if desired. The tie will fray on the edges over time, but it still looks soo cute frayed.
This is the most simple, easy tie anyone could make, and it’s great cuz it’s REVERSIBLE!! 
Not to mention, it is also the best boy accessory out there! 

I hope you like it! Be sure to come on over to Lil’ Luna and say hi when you get the chance!

XO - Kristyn
Thank you so much Kristyn for being here! You rock!


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