Introduction: A New Twist on the Old Necktie!

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I love pinterest!!! But then again who doesn't? About a year and a half ago, pinterest served as my inspiration for my creative neckties. I was scrolling down the page one night, when I accidently bumped into a similar necktie and thought it was pretty interesting. I purchased a necktie the next day, pleated it and sewed it by hand. After I placed it around my neck as a collar, I realized it looked a bit....boring!Being the crafty person that I am (ha-ha), I had a brilliant idea to complete the look....a button!!! I searched in my sewing kit and found the perfect navy blue button to go with it, and sewed it right by the tip of the tie. I LOVED IT!!!!!:) Ever since then, I have been sewing all kinds and shapes of buttons, flowers, sequins and pearls on my neckties! Take a look at much more styles on my etsy page at www.etsy.com/shop/stylesbyana

Step 1: What You Will Need:

1.A Necktie

2.Fashion Pins

3.Sewing Thread and Needle

4.Iron-On Velcro

5.Pearls

Step 2: Pleat and Pin the Necktie

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Start pleating the necktie depending on how big or small you'd like the tip of it to be.

Step 3: Custom Fit It

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This step is very important because you need to know how much far back to pin the tie. To get a great custom fit, just put it around your neck and see how it fits. You don't want it to fit too close to the neck. Let it hang a bit down like a necklace, that way it can be worn with a diversity of tops. (image1 & image2) If you'd like a little snazzy fashionable tail, then go ahead and remove one of the back pleats  just as you can see in images 3&4.                                                                                                 

Step 4: Sew, Iron and Sew Again

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So now you’re ready to start sewing the tie!

Image1- Try to find a color thread that best matches the color or pattern of the tie. Because the tie becomes very thick after you pleat it, you’ll have to use a thicker thread than just your basic one.

 

Image2- Get on over to the sewing machine and start sewing!!! Now I should mention that you’ll only be able to sew the necktie with an industrial sewing machine, because of the thickness. I also use a size 18 needle, which is usually used for sewing jeans.

 

Image3- After you’ve completed the sewing, knot the threads at the two ends and cut any excess thread you have left.

 

Image4- Now you can iron-on the Velcro on the back of the tie. Just be sure to use a clean white cloth in between the necktie and the iron, just to keep the necktie clean in case the iron decides to leave any residue.

 

Image5- I love this one, because this is where the creativity begins! Now you can start “decorating” your tie with buttons, flowers, pearls, what have you! I decided to do this particular one with pearls.

 

Image6- YOU’RE DONE! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Step 5: Style It!

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This is my style! What's yours? ;)  see more looks at  www.etsy.com/shop/stylesbyana                                                         and 'LIKE' us on facebook www.facebook.com/StylesByAna.Neckties for updates and events! Thank you! :)

Comments

sunshiine (author)2013-06-18

So stylish! I might try making one as I have tons of ties! So clever! Thanks for sharing.
and please remember to have a splendorous summer!
sunshiine

florin2es (author)2013-05-11

Greetings from a great admirer of your work.....xoxo

chocolatechip (author)2013-05-11

This looks so pretty!!!

StylesByAna (author)2013-05-10

Thank you much! I am super excited to be one of the finalists!!! :)

xpat73 (author)2013-05-10

Congrats on making in to the finals.like it very much

StylesByAna (author)2013-05-07

Thank you SO much everybody! :)

bajablue (author)2013-05-07

SO clever!!!!!!!!

sabbiesmom (author)2013-05-04

Love it! I have left-over ties from my Necktie Halter Dress!

sabu.dawdy (author)2013-04-29

beautiful

vincent7520 (author)2013-04-28

Oh ! This woman is so creative.
She's beautiful too !…
I wanna marry you !!!… ;)

More seriously : thumbs up !…

christinachun (author)2013-04-26

I need some sewing skills! ;D

atehzab (author)2013-04-26

wow! nice idea, looks really cool!

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