The 5-Minute No-Sew Bow Tie

Has your child ever needed a bow tie for a school performance, but didn’t tell you until the last possible minute? Maybe a Halloween costume needs a bow tie as the finishing touch, but you just can’t spend any more money on it. The 5-Minute No-Sew Bow Tie is the ideal last-minute solution and will cost you less than 50 cents to make!

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I made two bow ties for our Magic Trick Trunk or Treat  in less than 10 minutes and the size was perfect for both a 10-year old and an adult. However, you may need to reduce the size for a younger child.

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  • 9″ x 12″ Sheet or 1/16″ yd of Felt
  • 2 Safety Pins
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or Measuring Tape

1. CUT FELT (sizes below)

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You will need one 7/8″ x 3″ rectangle and one 2 1/4″ x 12″ rectangle. I used scraps leftover from another project which is the reason the ends of my rectangles aren’t perfectly straight. As I shared in Simple Tricks for Show-Stopping Costumes, you’re creating an illusion so embrace being imperfectly perfect!

2. FOLD THE LEFT END OVER 3 1/4″

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Using the 2 1/4″ x 12″ rectangle, fold the left end of the piece over 3 1/4″.

3. FOLD THE RIGHT END OVER 3 1/2″

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Next, fold the right end of the piece over 3 1/2″ so it overlaps the folded left end.

4. PINCH THE CENTERThe 5-Minute No-Sew Bow Tie by Piggy Bank Parties | Felt Bow Tie Tutorial | Quick and Easy Bow Tie | Make this no-sew bow tie in less than 5 minutes!

Pinch the center where it overlaps into the shape of a W.

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See how the center and the sides are up and the in-between parts are down like a W.

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When you flip the bow tie over, it looks like this.

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The front of the bow tie looks like an M or an upside down W. The center and sides are down and the in-between parts are up.

5. WRAP THE CENTER AND PIN

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Wrap the 7/8″ x 3″ rectangle around the pinched center and secure with a small safety pin.

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TA-DA! A no-sew bow tie in less than 5 minutes!

HANK’S HINT: For a more polished bow tie, grab a needle and thread. Hand-stitch the center of the tie then stitch the center wrap closed. Attach a pin back bar to the back of the bow tie.

For our Magic Trick Trunk or Treat, I attached a bow tie to each costume with a large safety pin.

The 5-Minute No-Sew Bow Tie by Piggy Bank Parties | Felt Bow Tie Tutorial | Quick and Easy Bow Tie | Make this no-sew bow tie in less than 5 minutes!

The 5-Minute No-Sew Bow Tie by Piggy Bank Parties | Felt Bow Tie Tutorial | Quick and Easy Bow Tie | Make this no-sew bow tie in less than 5 minutes!

The 5-Minute No-Sew Bow Tie by Piggy Bank Parties | Felt Bow Tie Tutorial | Quick and Easy Bow Tie | Make this no-sew bow tie in less than 5 minutes!

With just one 9″ x 12″ sheet of felt, you can create up to three bow ties which makes them about 17 cents each. A cute accessory for less than a quarter in less than 5 minutes. That’s a win-win for you!

I’d love to see the bow ties you create using The 5-Minute No-Sew Bow Tie tutorial. Tag your photos on social media with @piggybankparties or #piggybankparties for a chance to be featured.

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About Do Driver

I'm Do--pronounced doe or dough--and half of the creative duo behind Piggy Bank Parties. This Midwestern girl loves crisp autumn days, snowdrifts, dark chocolate, disaster movies, 70s game shows, clever puns, and my hilariously adorable husband.

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