Boys Tie Tying

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Sewing,Tutorials

Get the pattern.

Get the tutorial.

Tie the tie.



1 Nicole-Lynn October 3, 2012 at 7:26 am

This is great! Thanks for the tutorial!

2 Virginia December 3, 2012 at 9:10 pm

The pictures are great but directions would be so helpful. I got to the part where the skinny end was in the front. On the next picture the skinny part disappears and in the next one the skinny end is in the back. How did it get from the front to the back?

3 Kelsey Norwood December 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm

You move it around from the front to the back. I’d love to figure out a way to tie so the tail ends in the back…any ideas?

4 Sara M March 18, 2013 at 6:12 am

To make the narrow end sit at the back in the end, work the knot in the same way, but by manipulating the wide end (leaving the narrow end sitting straight), instead of using the narrow end as you’ve depicted. And work with a longer section of the tie, leaving only a short piece of the narrow end sitting flat on the work surface.

5 shari March 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Like Sarah said, do it sort of backwards. I just stared with the narrow end on top, right side up, and the wide side behind the neck strap/elastic wrong side (with the seam) facing up. Make sure only to leave a the narrow side very short, like it appears in the last picture. Then follow the rest of the instructions just as they are…Mine came just right, no twisting!

6 Rachel August 4, 2013 at 7:35 am

Thanks so much for this, it is fantastic & works a treat!

7 Naomi September 30, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I am so pleased! Thank you so much!
Have just made a dinosaur pattern one for my 3 year old son. Hand sewn rather than machine (as I did not want to wake the kids with my old machine clattering!)
I am really pleased with myself! Thank you for sharing a great pattern! Will make many more!

8 Joyce October 6, 2013 at 11:08 am

Yes easy to do tie the sewing was 5 minutes it then took me 20 minutes to get it tied but it worked baptismal baby tie ready foe sunday!!!

9 Kaye December 2, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Kelsey thank you! My little nephew is going to be so pleased!
Nice job with the tutorial!

10 Connie December 13, 2013 at 7:35 am


Any idea how long to make the tie for a 7 year old?


11 Kelsey Norwood February 6, 2014 at 9:50 am

You’d have to measure from that little hollow in his neck down to his belt and lengthen the pattern accordingly.

12 Lindsay October 1, 2016 at 10:07 pm

When I tied the tie using these directions the short, small end of the tie ended out on the top of the long tie. The instructions say to twist it to the back. This didn’t work very well. So I simply tied it with the bigger end where the smaller end is in the pictures. Then the bigger end ends up in front of the smaller end perfectly. It is perfect. So try reversing the ends. I thought no you will like it better. Thank you for the pattern.

13 Kelsey Norwood November 4, 2016 at 2:50 pm

My husband just discovered that little trick for me the other day as well! Don’t know why I didn’t think of it. Thanks for sharing.

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