Guest blog: The New Craft Society, pussy bow tie project

Thursday 6th February 2014, 13.12

 

Rosie and Hannah from The New Craft Society return again to guest blog for us, this time they have been working on a pussy bow tie project.

We catch up with Rosie and Hannah,

“Pussy bow ties are equal parts 70’s hippy and modern city-chic; what’s not to love? Tana Lawn is the perfect fabric for creating one of these subtle, floppy beauties and we love the opportunities the different prints give you for brightening up an outfit. The whole project takes under an hour to complete and is so easy – give it a go!”

You will need:

A quarter metre of Tana Lawn, we used ‘Ricardo’s Bloom

Rotary cutter or scissors

Sewing machine with a quarter inch foot (not imperative but certainly helps!)

Needle and thread

You need to:

1. Cut two 3 inch x 1m strips of your fabric.

2. Lay the two strips wrong sides together then cut their ends at alternate 45 degree angles.

3. Keeping the strips wrong sides facing, pin them together.

4. Stitch around the edges of your strips with a quarter inch seam allowance, a quarter inch foot makes this much easier. Leave a gap of about 4 inches along one of the edges.

5. Snip the edges of the corners off and snip into the seam allowance the whole way around making sure you don’t accidentally cut into the seam.

6. Using the gap you left along one of the edges, turn the bow right side out. A tool like a loop turner can make this easier.

7. Press your tie flat then slip-stitch along the gap.

Your tie should now be finished! We tied ours around our favourite silk shirt, how will you wear yours?

Choose your favourite print from our new collection here.

 

Follow Hannah and Rosie on twitter @newcraftsociety

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