From Mike Horner:
Recently I needed to make a bow tie for a hand puppet I made...and I recalled a simple method for making bow ties that you had shared years ago (perhaps in your "Making Speaksakes" booklet).
If I recall correctly you used felt and simply hot glued the edges. I used the same method but used a slightly shiny fabric and sewed the edges. Simple and looks great!
Thanks for sharing all your tips and tricks over the years...they come in handy!
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From Mr. D: Yes, the bow tie pattern was in the "Creating Speaksakes" book. It's encouraging for me to hear that those past ideas are continuing to prove themselves useful today! I still have a few copies of the "Speaksakes" book. If you are reading this and are interested in receiving a copy, send me an email.