DIY / No sew bow tie

I’ve been obsessed with bow ties for quite a while now. I just love how it adds a cute and unexpected touch to an outfit. It’s fun, and they can be made of soooo many fabrics and patterns! Another great reason to love them. Wholeport sent me a great floral canvas fabric so I decided it was about time I crafted one by myself. To make it as easy and fast as possible, I decided to make a DIY no-sew version of it. Here’s how to do it:


  • a nice fabric (you can buy mine here)
  • a glue gun + hot glue sticks
  • hair clips (those are perfect)
  • scissors
  • First of all, cut two pieces of fabric. One that measures about 10 x 6 inches, and a small one about 5 x 2 inches.
  • Fold the bigger piece into thirds lengthwise and glue it. Do the exact same thing with the smaller piece.
  • Take each end (bigger piece) and fold them in so they meet in the middle.
  • Pinch the larger piece to make a bow shape and put a drop of glue in the crease so that the fold stays put.
  • Next, take the smaller piece of fabric, then wrap it around the bow and glue it together in the back.
    Add a hair clip and you’re done!


That’s it! Your own ready-to-wear bow-tie. Now you can make them in any color/pattern you love.  


I proudly partnered with Wholeport to create this post. Visit their website for tons of craft supplies.


First and last photo by Pier-Luc Cossette


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