A Cute Child’s Tie From An Adult-Sized Tie DIY

This DIY child’s tie from an adult-sized tie is so smart and adorable.  I never have an easy time finding a fun tie for my boys.  Sizing down a tie will give you so many more looks to work with.  Thrift store always have ties aplenty.  A sewing machine really isn’t necessary.  I would sew by hand or use fabric glue or my glue gun.  Thank to Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! (love the name) for the idea.

This weekend we attended a church wedding. I know, right? A wedding in a church! Maybe it’s because I spend my time with a bunch of hooligans and heathens, but this was actually the first church wedding (or even indoor wedding) I had been to since my own in 2001. And since it was held in fancy schmancy Newport Beach (of The OC fame), I had to dress all of my guys up in formal attire.
Now we’s simple folk and we don’t really go for them fancy clothes, and I don’t like spending big money on clothes I know will only be worn once or twice. So I hit up some consignment shops and overstock stores like Ross and Marshall’s and managed to throw together two formal outfits for my kids for under $30. The one thing I couldn’t find was a cute tie for Milo to match his hand-me-down navy pinstripe trousers. So I did what any crafty momma would do–found a $3 tie on clearance in the men’s section and made a few cuts and and stitches and managed to make a very cute boy’s tie.
This is how I done it:

Boy Tie Tutorial: Make a Boy’s Tie From a Man’s Tie

You will need:
Adult man’s tie
piece of elastic cut to the size of the child’s collar
needle & thread
fabric scissors
ruler
steam iron
sewing machine (optional–all stitching can be done by hand)

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Images from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!

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