Note: I have been reading the forums non-stop since Oct 2015, but this is my very first post…
I have a family wedding coming up this weekend and the groom is super into bow ties. I am too!
The groom likes bow ties enough that the wedding invitation actually said “bow ties preferred”. Nice!
Anyway, I decided a long time ago that I wanted to make a select few family members matching bow ties.
However, my Glowforge Pro is delayed (still), so I took matters into my own hands!
I designed a bunch of bow ties using Adobe Illustrator and sent the final files to Ponoko.com
In case you don’t know, Ponoko is a 3D printing, CNC machining and laser cutting service.
They do great work, but they are EXPENSIVE!
I was able to fit 6x bow ties (various sizes) on their 181mm x 181mm sheet of 3.5mm thick veg tanned leather.
The final work piece looked like this:
In case you are wondering what this service costs when you don’t yet have your Glowforge, here you go:
Fast forward through some sewing and a lot of hot glueing…
Note: each bow tie is slightly different. I customized the name on each bow tie as well as the little picture between the text.
Also, I sized the bow ties according to age (adult size -> 5 years old -> 3 years old -> 8 months old)
Here are some close ups:
Hope you all like them!
We are going to look GOOD this weekend!
P.S. It would be pretty awesome if GF decided I am worthy of a pre-release unit…