Make Your Own Dog Bow Tie Craft Kits

Dogs look so smart in a bow tie! It is a great accessory that isn’t too bulky or awkward for a dog to wear.  There are lots of bow ties to choose from, but have you ever tried to make your own dog bow tie?

Hand making your own gifts is fun and satisfying.  And gifts you have made yourself are all the more special because of the time, thought and love that go into them.

Make Your Own Dog Bow Tie

I hand make many of my Barks & Squeaks Original Design products and it occurred to me that people might like to try to make their own dog bow tie.  So, I launched the Handmade By You range.

You can choose to either purchase just the step by step instructions and templates.  Or, you can buy the full craft kit with almost everything you will need to make your bow tie along with the instructions and templates.  Read on to find out more about what is in the kit, who it is for and how easy it is to make your own dog bow tie!

Make Your Own Bow Tie Craft Kit

And the kits also help dogs in need.  10% of the cost of every craft kit will be donated to fundraisers supporting the Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre in Hurst, Berkshire.

Who is it for?

The Make Your Own Dog Bow Tie craft kit is suitable for beginners and more experienced sewing and craft fans. These craft kits are brilliant for people who want to make something unique and special as a gift for their pet or for a pet-loving friend. The kits themselves are also fantastic gifts for a pet-lover. The materials are packaged up in an attractive Kraft card box with a window to show the fabric.

They are suitable for older children and adults. There is enough fabric in the kits to make 2 items so are perfect as a project to undertake with a friend or family member.  The dog bow ties can be hand sewn, or you can use a sewing machine.

It is recommended that children under 16 years are supervised whilst using the craft kits. The kit contains sharp pins and needles. It is not suitable for younger children.

What is In the Kit?

Barks & Squeaks Make Your Own Dog Bow Tie Craft Kits are little boxes of fun, entertainment and productivity! Each kit includes a voucher code that will allow you to download the step-by-step instructions and templates required for your project, along with a gift box containing most of the materials and equipment you will need.

I have a wide choice of 40 fabrics for you to choose from, including my own-design fabric.  You can opt just to purchase the instructions and templates.  Or you can buy the full craft kit which includes the instructions.


The Make Your Own Dog Bow Tie craft kits include:

  • Step by step instructions (digital download pdf)
  • Templates (digital download pdf)
  • Fabric – enough to make 2 bow ties
  • Reel of cotton
  • Needle for hand-sewing (instructions also include directions for machine sewing)
  • Pins
  • Tailors chalk
  • Elastic
  • Your own special Handmade For You With Love labels

Handmade By You

What else will you need?

There are a couple of other things you will need that are not in the box:

  • Sewing machine if you choose not to hand-sew
  • Sharp pair of scissors to cut your fabric
  • A ruler or tape measure
  • An iron

Make Your Own Dog Bow Tie

How Easy Is It?

It is an easy project that even a beginner should be able to master.  Depending on your experience, and if you are hand sewing or machine sewing, you can expect the project to take between 30 – 90 minutes.

If you are a complete novice, you will need to learn a couple of basic stitches: back stitch and oversewing.  They really are very easy to do.  To help you with this, have a look at these tutorials:

Back stitch:


The Finished Product

The project itself is really fun to do, and the end results are well worth your time and effort.


About Barks & Squeaks


Barks & Squeaks

Barks & Squeaks is the home of fabulous gifts and treats for you, your pet and the home and life you share together.  Barks & Squeaks has been created by a dog and cat lover for dog and cat lovers.  I offer a carefully curated range of beautiful pet products and gifts for pet owners and their fur family alongside our my own range of Original Designs.  Whether you just want one small gift for a pet or pet-lover, or a bespoke hamper stuffed full of beautiful gifts, Barks & Squeaks can help!

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