baby + skinny jeans + skinny tie = the perfect outfit
Let’s get started!
Download the pattern page and print it HERE.
Cut out the pieces and tape them together.
Cut out two tie pieces.
Trim one of the pieces down by 1/8″ on the long sides.
Pin them together, matching the edges. One side of the tie will bunch up a little bit since it is bigger than the other side. This will make it so the seams doesn’t show on the front when you iron it flat.
Instead of trimming one piece, you can also just pin one side up 1/8″ and it will have the same effect.
Sew it up, leaving the top edge open.
Clip the points and trim the edges.
Turn right side out and press. The front should spill over the back just a little so you can’t see any seams.
Turn in the open edges 1/4″. Press and pin.
Then stitch it shut. Your tie piece is done.
On to the neckband. Measure around your little guy’s collar of a shirt that fits him well. Add 2 inches to your measurement. That will be the neckband length.
Using your collar measurement as the length, cut a strip 2 1/2″ wide.
Press over 1/4″ on the short ends of your strip. Press over another 1/4″ and pin in place.
Sew up the edges using a 1/4″ stitch.
Press in half and pin.
Sew up the long edge.
Turn and topstitch if you want.
If you think turning little tubes is boring you can make the neckband this way instead:
Make your piece 3″ wide instead of 2 1/2″. Press over 1/2″ on each of the long edges.
Then press over 1/2″ on the short edges.
Fold it in half with right sides showing and topstitch all around.
Sew on 3/4″ of velcro to make the neckband stay together.
Time to assemble.
Fold your tie to the length you would like it and loop it around the neckband.
Pull the other end of the tie through itself like a slip knot. Pull it taut and adjust the knot.
You can readjust the length later when your kiddo gets taller.
And now your skinny little guy has a skinny little tie!