Free patterns for bow ties are available from websites such as Tie-a-Tie.net, SewLikeMyMom.com, MomOfMarlee.com and TotallyStitchin.net. Click on the link for the free bow tie pattern, and download the file, which is usually in PDF format. Free patterns are mostly for butterfly-shaped, self-tie bow ties.
Some websites may provide a free pattern for a particular shape of bow tie. For instance, BeSpokeUnit.com has a downloadable pattern for diamond tip bow ties. Note that bow tie patterns can either be for kids or for adults, so check the instructions and measurements carefully. Learn how to accurately cut out and use the pattern as a guide in trimming the fabric for the bow tie.