My little nephew turned one a while ago and so for his birthday I made him some bow ties. I used this tutorial from Papersnitch. They were really easy. I made some modifications to them. I made the bow two inches smaller and adjusted the center by half an inch on the long side. I also adjusted the band to fit my nephew. It took about an hour per bow tie from start to finish. Not bad! Love the way they turned out!The brown bow tie has the original center and I later shrunk it to fit better on the others
The dark blue bow tie is actually decreased by 3 inches because that was all the fabric I had and I shrunk the knot down further as well.