Free Bow Tie Pattern

November 20, 2010 by Britex Fabrics 15 comment(s)


We have had several requests for old-fashioned bow tie patterns recently…the kind that you need to tie yourself. Once again, BurdaStyle comes to our rescue with this open source bow tie instructions and bow tie PDF for a delightfully chic, yet retro bow tie pattern.  And Britex Fabrics' online store now carries all the bow tie hardware you'll need! And for all you bow tie fashion mavericks, here are directions on how to knot your new attire.

Download the PDFs and enjoy our very San Francisco photo shoot! Much more inspiration awaits at Britex.





Abraham & Geana in bow ties - snappy bunny & Liberty floral bow ties courtesy of Avery from Whippersnapped.

15 Response to Free Bow Tie Pattern

  • Cam says:

    I was hoping to use the pattern you linked on this page to make a bow tie, however when the instructions come up there is no pattern included- only the directions on how to sew it. Do you happen to have a printable for the pattern I can use to cut out the fabric? Did I miss something? Thank you for your time!


    April 19, 2012 at 9:34 pm

  • Britex Fabrics says:

    Thank you for pointing this out! BurdaStyle must have changed their instructions and PDF pattern set-up. I added the PDF ;)

    April 20, 2012 at 12:11 am

  • Jazzy says:

    What size neck is the pattern for? 16?17?

    May 28, 2014 at 8:01 am

  • Britex Fabrics says:

    Yes we do. We have them on the 3rd floor. To buy them come into the store, or order via phone at 415-392-2910.

    December 28, 2012 at 10:33 am

  • Amie says:

    Does Britex sell the bow tie clasps mentioned in the instruction link? I am midway through the project with some great fabric I bought today at Britex and hope to finish so my man can look amazing on NYE.

    December 27, 2012 at 11:42 pm

  • Britex Fabrics says:

    The sliders make this bow tie adjustable!

    May 28, 2014 at 11:12 am

  • Britex Fabrics says:

    If you click on the link "bow tie instructions" you get a PDF with the directions, and "bow tie PDF" gets you the pattern!

    September 23, 2013 at 1:17 pm

  • Serena says:

    Where are the instructions for the technique it talks about for the easy way to make the points? It gives one step, but that's it.

    May 15, 2014 at 3:57 pm

  • Britex Fabrics says:

    This handy tip is on the BurdaStyle website.

    May 16, 2014 at 5:11 pm

  • Ashika says:

    On the instructions I don't see what to do with pattern piece B. Am I overlooking that part on the instructions?

    October 12, 2014 at 11:44 am

  • Nadia says:

    To what sizes does the bow tie adjust to? Also what size sliders to I need for this particular pattern? Thank you!

    May 13, 2015 at 3:10 am

  • Tracey says:

    Hi there! I'm excited to make the project and so thrilled that you've provided a free pattern & instructions, but when I open the instructions part of each page is covered by what looks like a portion of a large black letter?? Very strange!

    February 7, 2015 at 9:36 am

  • Marie J Trammell says:

    I need a pattern to make a bowtie for my hubby. I have made them before, but can't remember how to do it.
    Would appreciate any help you can give me that will allow me to print out on my computer.
    Thank you

    February 1, 2015 at 7:56 pm

  • Britex Fabrics says:

    Marie, have you given the links above a try? One link is for the PDF pattern, which you can download and print. The other is for very helpful instructions. Best of all, it's free. Hope that helps.

    February 2, 2015 at 1:14 pm

  • Britex Fabrics says:

    Hi Tracey - That is very odd! I'll contact BurdaStyle.

    February 9, 2015 at 9:46 am