This creates a skinny tie from a regular tie. (I went to a consignment store to find one cheap.)
Begin by tying a half windsor knot (or whatever knot you like) on the wrong end of the tie. And if, like me, you don't know how this is very helpful!
Slide the knot to the appropriate length for your toddler. (The knot will be thick so you might have to adjust it slightly). Sew the knot firmly into place. Your toddler will probably pull on the tie!
Fold the neck pieces in half and insert the elastic into the fold. Sew firmly shut.
Make sure the tie fits around the neck and especially around your little guy's head!
Here's Asa's outfit for the wedding all set to go.
And here's my handsome little man sporting the tie! (All the guys wore skinny ties so he fit right in.)