I’ll admit I was a little hesitant about making bow ties for my grandsons to wear to church on Easter Sunday. But after following this Creativebug Bow Tie Tutorial I think I’ll whip up a few more and make them wear a bow tie every Sunday!
My Search For A Pattern
I’ve always been a sucker for a guy in a tie. Every now and then, on special occasions like Mother’s Day and Easter and Christmas, I make my grandsons wear a tie to Church. I’m old-school. I think we all tend to act a little more respectfully (respectably?) when we dress up a little bit, even if it’s just adding a tie and a nice shirt with your jeans.
One of the very first customers I helped when I started working at Joann was a guy named Edwin. Edwin makes bow ties – lots of bow ties – and I thought that sounded like a fun project, but I couldn’t find a pattern for just a bow tie. They all came with something else, like a vest or a shirt, and I didn’t want to pay for something I wasn’t going to use.
Creativebug to the Rescue!
Then, a couple of weeks ago, I was browsing around Creativebug looking for inspiration and lo and behold I tripped over a video tutorial for making bow ties by Annabel Wrigley. And you don’t even need a pattern!
The whole tutorial lasts 25 minutes, and that includes Annabel telling you about the supplies you’ll need and how to cut the fabric.
So as I watch it I’m thinking, “Yeah, but how long will it really take to make these things?” And the answer is… about 25 minutes! LOL Seriously!
The Subscription Pays for Itself
I know I talk about Creativebug a lot but here’s the thing: Have you seen the price of patterns lately? I mean, unless they’re on sale you can sometimes pay more for the pattern than you would for the ready-made item if you bought it at the store.
With Creativebug I don’t have to buy patterns. If a pattern is required a pdf download is included with the videos. If you only use one video tutorial a month the subscription more than pays for itself.