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Creativebug Win – Easy Bow Tie Tutorial

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.

Donna Anderson

Donna Anderson 'works' at Joann Fabrics at 4600 W. Broad St. in Columbus, OH. Just look for the crazy old lady behind the cutting counter. As a kid, she ran with scissors and ate paste. She's since found safer, more creative ways to use her Fiskars and Mod Podge. Next time you're at the store, stop by the cutting counter and have a chat! (Just please don't ask her about lightbulbs!)

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