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Making the “Little Guy Tie”…for Oliver!

Oliver will be 8 months tomorrow.  8 MONTHS!!!  This little guy has such a good natured heart and makes everyone around him so happy!  His gummy smile (which has been sore lately from teething) is absolutely contagious.  I mean, I dare you to try and be cranky around him.  Totally impossible.  This kid, I tell ya, he brings a lot of love into our home.  And no — he’s not for sale! ;)


I realized a few weeks ago that Connor (who’s 6 1/2 now) was about Oliver’s age when I created the “Little Guy Tie” pattern over in my shop.  I remember living in our small apartment in Rexburg, Idaho and realizing that Connor could sit up…so I started taking pictures in his little ties, that I had recently designed.  (This blog was born soon after that.)  I always loved seeing my chubby-cheeked little baby Connor in his ties for any special occasion…….and now I love seeing little Oliver in them as well! 


Dang it, babies in ties are just too cute!




They are sturdy ties that are created to look permanently “tied”.  So no adjusting is necessary.  Just secure right around their neck…and done!




They are lined and on the stiffer side….so even if they grab them or drool on them, they will definitely keep their shape!




The velcro closure allows for size expansion and is also really fast to secure in place.




I can’t tell you how many times I have made these for baby showers and birthday gifts.  They are quick and unique….and can be made in so many different colors/patterns.  I generally gift them with a new little button up shirt and call it good! :)




And did I mention Oliver is teething?  How do I know, you ask?  Well, this is why…



Haha.  This picture makes me laugh so hard……but I know the poor kid has such sore gums.  But you know, the full hand chew really compliments the tie though, don’t you think? ;)



Alright buddy, 3 new ties for you!  And wowee, you are one handsome little fella!




The LITTLE GUY TIE pattern can be found here.


***A question I get a lot is if the size 3T will work for bigger kids.  I have used this same pattern to make so many ties for Connor, even past the 3T size.  I just extended out the end of the tie (with the point) a little longer and it worked great.  The faux knot and the neck strap were cut out the same as the 3T size… was just the tie length that was extended.  Pretty simple.


Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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