xoelle

rad bow ties for awesome humans!

Maryland, United States · 2103 Sales

xoelle

rad bow ties for awesome humans!

Maryland, United States 2103 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(491)

Announcement   handmade bow ties repurposed from vintage neckties and button down shirts!

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Last updated on Feb 25, 2016

handmade bow ties repurposed from vintage neckties and button down shirts!

Laura Plouzek

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Laura Plouzek

triple stripe freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
baby red & white striped freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
baby corduroy freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
orange plaid bow tie for the little guy
US$36.00
blue seersucker bow tie for the little guy
US$36.00
preppy freestyle bow tie for the little guy
US$36.00

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5 out of 5 stars
(491)
Elise Solovioff-Holmes Beatty
5 out of 5 stars

Love this pattern and instructions are great!!

Lindsay Holt

Lindsay Holt on May 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

It's perfect! The colors are better than I was expecting. I'm going to take it to my florist so that all the flowers match the bow tie!

brittanynjuhnke

brittanynjuhnke on May 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The bow ties are absolutely perfect! I even had a special request for each and she was able to accommodate with no problems. The packaging may just be the best part! They came in individually created envelopes stitched with the machine of old maps and cereal boxes. Can't wait for the guys to see them for the wedding!

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Updates

First batch of "dad" labeled bow ties of the season going out today! Father's Day flair!!

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dad dad daddio woven label
US$3.00
I love it when they're all stacked up like this. Sweet peach for the wedding season win!

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sweet peach bow tie
US$36.00
Worsted wool bound for New Mexico!! cupid

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worsted wool navy striped bow tie
US$36.00
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About

bow ties rule.

In high school I began collecting vintage neckties to one day gift to my future husband. When I met the piano-playing-motorcycle-riding man that I would marry I first noticed his bow tie- it was on the short list of things that I wanted in a spouse (seriously- this was my list: wears a bow tie, plays an instrument, is passionate about something). A few months after we wed I uncovered the squirreled-away vintage neckties and became dedicated to schooling myself in the art of bow tie making so that I could convert them for Mr. Right.
5 years and thousands of bow ties later, xoelle is run out of my backyard studio in Hawaii.

I make rad bow ties out of second hand materials because I love the idea of turning something that's unloved and has a history into something awesome and new. I use neckties, all manner of clothing, linens, quilts, Scottish kilts, billiard felt, and myriad other materials to make my happy ties. The materials are often small-in-quantity and hard to re-source, so it limits the number of bow ties made from each pattern to usually less than 10.

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  • laura

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a maker, an artist, a historian, a color lover, an eater of ice cream, and a family woman. I currently live in Baltimore, MD with my three kiddos and geeky husband.

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