Valentines Day Shirt Tutorial

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought it would be fun to make something for my boys to wear. Because few things make me happier than matching holiday outfits! Jess from If Only They Would Nap here with a fun and EASY tutorial for Valentine’s Day T-shirt Ties, including a free tie appliqué pattern!

Valentines Day Shirt Tutorial

Tie Tshirt Tutorial

These t-shirt ties are easy to make and while I made them for Valentine’s Day, you can make them for any holiday – or even everyday wear!

tie shirt tutorial for boysSupplies:

  • t-shirt
  • woven (non-stretchy) fabric
  • sewing machine/thread
  • scissors
  • pins

1. Download and print out the Tie T-shirt Pattern. Use it to trace and cut your tie(s).

tie tutorial step 1

2. Pin the fabric onto the front of the t-shirt. The top of the tie pattern has a curve that follows the neckline, so you can pin it right underneath the neck.

easy applique tutorial

3. Using a wide but short zig-zag stitch, sew along the outside of the tie. Keep the tie fabric flat. I like to go over my stitching a second time to make sure the fabric is secure in place.

tie tshirt applique

Tip: when stitching the tie, you’ll have to finagle your shirt a bit. I recommend beginning on one side, sewing down to the bottom. Then, start back at the top and sew to the bottom along the opposite side.

valentines day shirt

I used the same pattern for both my two and four year olds, without changing the size, but you could easily scale the pattern up or down to make it suited for an older or younger child.boys valentine shirt

Then pop those shirts on your little cutie patooties! And share your photos with me on Instagram, so I can see your sweet boys in their Valentine’s Day tie tees.

boys vday shirt

Brothers in matching Valentine’s Day shirts – oh goodness, is there anything so adorable?!

make a valentine tie shirt


Now go make your little men some adorable Valentine’s Day shirts! Be sure to follow me over at my blog for more sewing inspiration, tutorials, and free patterns.

Tshirt Tie FREE pattern and tutorial

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    Pat Schwab

    The boys look so adorable in their shirts.