Items you will need
3/8 triglides and side release buckles (optional)
First measure your little man from the collar bone to where the belt buckle would rest. Double that measurement plus one inch and you have the length of your tie.
Guide: Newborn- 7 inches (15 inches altogether)
Infants- 8 inches (17 inches altogether)
6-18 months- 9 inches (19 inches altogether)
24 months- 10 inches (21 inches altogether)
2T-4T- 11 inches (23 inches altogether)
Use another boys tie, or Pattern (I've included newborn, infant, and toddler sizes) to lay down on the tie you plan to alter into a boys tie. Find where the pattern perfectly fits width wise on the tie you bought. Measure out the length you need from that point to the skinny end of the tie.
*if making an infant tie, you can use the skinny end of the man's tie as one end... in other words you will only have to alter one end*
I mark what will be my tie ends with a straight pin. Then cut on a diagonal a couple of inches up from the straight pin. Do this with both the large and short end.
Your tie will look like this...
Pull back the fabric so that you can trace your tie pattern onto the inside fabric.
Now fold down the point so that right sides are together and you have the raw edges lined up against each other
Carefully (so not to snag the material) pin in place
turn right side out, and push the point out with your finger or pencil
Now the fun part :)
Work with the tie to shape it into looking like an actually tie. This takes a little practice and time, since the material was originally pressed to lay straight, not fold in and such. But it will adventually fold how you want.
I usually trim some of the extra material off, tuck in the rest and then fold one side, pin. Then fold the other side and pin and press. Always check the front of the tie to make sure it looks right!