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DIY: Doctor Who Inspired Bow Tie Necklace



I wear a bow tie now, bow ties are cool.

I spent a lot of time staring at the adorable bow necklace in our Nerdy Fashion: Doctor Who Edition post. So much time that I talked myself out of buying it and into making it. It’s so easy and so cheap that I decided to make a tutorial. For about $6 and a half hour of my time I made a pile of bows, a hair clip, a necklace, and two bow tie pins that would be great for a last minute Eleven Costume.

If you can’t sew, don’t worry, I can’t really sew either. If you can kind of make a straight line, you can make a bow. If you’re really sewing phobic you can do all of this with fabric glue or hot glue. (Had I a hot glue gun, best believe I would have used that.) You can do this with just about any fabric you have lying around; I used some red felt. If your fabric is on the thicker side, (like felt, leather, denim, corduroy etc…) follow these directions. If your fabric is on the thinner side (maybe you’ve found an old t-shirt you’d like to cut up), you can follow the directions in this post on Lula Louise.


Go make some bows, wear them with fezzes! Let me know in the comments how yours turn out.


Author: Cecelia Gray

Actor, Blogger, Crafter. Pursuer of impractical things, lover of glitter, professional paper snowflake maker.

12 thoughts on “DIY: Doctor Who Inspired Bow Tie Necklace

  1. That is adorable! I totally have to do this, I love Dr Who! It’s one of my favorite shows of all time.

  2. Reblogged this on I Am A Writing Monkey and commented:
    Time to get fancy! I have to do this, and I’m really excited that this bow tie is based off of my favorite show; Dr Who!

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  4. This is super cute! Thanks for linking to my fabric bow tutorial.

  5. So I just tried this on a whim because I love Doctor Who and because I’m incredibly bored and I’ve never sewn anything in my life (aside from cross stitch but I don’t think that counts) and this turned out really great! It was a lot of fun and really simple. Thanks!

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  8. I’m definitely making this for my friend’s birthday! Thanks for the idea!

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