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From: seamstress16
Date: 04-14-2005, 09:15 PM (1 of 4)
I was wondering if anyone knows of a self tying bow tie pattern. I've seen plenty of bowtie patterns that have the finished bow tie on an adjustable band. But, I want one that the man actually has to tie himself. Anyone know of a pattern likes this?
User: seamstress16
Member since: 01-29-2005
Total posts: 88
From: paroper
Date: 04-16-2005, 12:12 AM (2 of 4)
McCalls 4321 is one of those bow ties with a twist. You tie it yourself and then there is an adjustment and hook in the back where you don't have to retie it. The tie is cut on the straight of grain so it doesn't have the artful look of some ties. I think just a small adjustment in the back would easily take care of the adjustments.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
From: auzzi
Date: 04-18-2005, 07:36 AM (3 of 4)
Try this site:

Make-Your-Own-Tie Patterns
User: auzzi
Member since: 10-28-2003
Total posts: 56
From: seamstress16
Date: 04-18-2005, 01:20 PM (4 of 4)
Thank you all very much!
User: seamstress16
Member since: 01-29-2005
Total posts: 88
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