How to make a cute clown bowtie, bow tie for Halloween clown costume. Illustrated step-by-step guide.

Halloween costume accessory made cheap and fast.

Bow tie is a cute accessory for a formal wear or a clown costume, depending on the occasion. Bow tie could bring any outfit into life fast. Making a bow tie extra small or extra large could make a great statement. Same with choosing a fabric pattern. If it is a formal occasion, classic black is your best bet. However, if you are making an accessory for a fun occasion, such as a school play, Halloween or a carnival, then go for stripes, polka dots or some other bright fun fabric pattern.

For me and many other parents out there, spending big money on pre-made fashion accessories is not in our budgets. If you are in the same situation, do not let this stop you or your children from being fun and fashionable.

Below I am including a simple plan for bow tie clown accessory. It will cost you less than $3 and about 1 hour of your time. (If you have an old cotton shirt with a fun pattern, you could use it to make about a dozen of bows-and not spend a dime! By the way, this bow tie was an outdated curtain we had in our closet.)

Your original bow accessories can be just as colorful and unique as a little clown wearing it.


Cute accessories for your clown on Halloween

I've made two bows-one for the hat and another to put on a dress shirt.  In about an hour time, we had the whole outfit ready to go.
I've made two bows-one for the hat and another to put on a dress shirt. In about an hour time, we had the whole outfit ready to go.

Cut

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Cut a large recktangle for the body of the bowCut stiff fabric for inside.Cut another smaller recktangle for the middle of the bow
Cut a large recktangle for the body of the bow
Cut a large recktangle for the body of the bow
Cut stiff fabric for inside.
Cut stiff fabric for inside.
Cut another smaller recktangle for the middle of the bow
Cut another smaller recktangle for the middle of the bow

To make a bow tie, you will need:

  • Fabric - about a yard. Remember to check your closet first. Outdated curtains and cotton shirts could supply you with a great piece of fabric for free.
  • Thread and needle. (Sewing machine is optional)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Stiffer fabric to put inside of the bow
  • Ribbon or Elastic for the neck
  • Small button, clip, or a velcro piece

Sew

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Place stiffer fabric on folded large recktangleSew, attaching the two edges and stiffer fabric Sew the middle piece
Place stiffer fabric on folded large recktangle
Place stiffer fabric on folded large recktangle
Sew, attaching the two edges and stiffer fabric
Sew, attaching the two edges and stiffer fabric
Sew the middle piece
Sew the middle piece

Turn

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Turn
Turn
Turn

Gather

Gather the bow exactly in the middle
Gather the bow exactly in the middle

Here are some clown costumes, if you are running out of time to make one. I know how things get sometimes.

Connect the middle piece

Sew a middle piece in the back
Sew a middle piece in the back

More fun things for your kids!

Attach a ribbon

Attach a ribbon or elastic to the back of the bow
Attach a ribbon or elastic to the back of the bow

Have a Happy Day, whatever you are doing!

Whether you are going to a Halloween party, fall festival, or simply playing at home, have a happy day!

Remember, most memories are not made of things.

Make good memories and fun times with whatever you have. Have a happy day!

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Well presented with easy to follow instructions;a great share and I hand over to my family.

I now look forward to many more by you.

Eddy.


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holdmycoffee 4 years ago Author

thank you, eddy. I enjoy making things, as you probably could tell.

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