Cute right? But can you see my problem? It was WAAAAAAAAY to long. My son who is 5 and HUGE for his age could wear it and have it long enough. SO this meant trying again. But I didn't want to waste my fabric so I picked something else out from my stash and went to work. This was try number two
Perfect! Now I just had to make it AGAIN in the right fabric. So here is what I ended up with for the Seth man
I can't WAIT to see his pictures because he has the prettiest blue eyes and I can only imagine how blue they are gonna look with this around his neck.
When Seth was a new born I had made him a tie out of an old brown one I got at the thrift store. ( If you were wondering why this post was supposed to be a repurposing one and so far I haven't "repurposed" anything here it comes...) And I found several great tutorials on line for transforming a mens tie into a baby tie. I don't know where the one is but you take the SMALL part of the tie to make the tie and then you cut off the rest and add elastic for his neck. His mommy loved it but it got to small too quick. She gave it back to me so I could fix it and I never did. OPPS. She mentioned to me how much she loved that tie. Well guess what? I found the left over of the tie and made him a new one with the big end. Here is what I came up with.
Check out this tutorial for something similar to what I did HERE I didn't use this tutorial because there were parts I wanted to do differently but this gives you a great idea on how to do this. You can even buy matching ties for the whole family and then just fix the kids ties accordingly. Nice!
So here is all four of them
The nice thing about it is I have two ties for my photography prop box now. Also, this got me thinking about bow ties again. Last year I did a bow tie tutorial after finding one at the thrift store. You can find the tutorial HERE
I am getting the itch to make a bunch of bow ties now! EEEEEEE
Since this re-purpose was kind of a lame one, I am planning on posting again later. CROSSING my fingers any ways. You never know how the kids are going to be for me later. So come back later and check out what I get time to put up!