I recently made a wallet out of a mens tie and I had the majority of the tie left. I didn't want to just throw it away because there was some great fabric there so decided to make a lanyard out of the rest of the material.
Step 1: Supplies
Here is what I used to make my tie lanyard
Step 2: Remove Interfacing OfTie
I started by ripping the stitching out that connected the two ends of the tie together.
This helped me get inside the tie and pull out the interfacing. I wanted to get rid of the interfacing because it was a layer of fabric that I didn't need to bulk up the lanyard.
Step 3: Sew Longways
After pulling out the interfacing I folded the fabric lengthwise and sew the ends together.
I did not worry about sewing on the wrong side of the fabric because I actually wanted the stitching to show in the final product.
To create symmetry I also did a stitching on the opposite side of the long fabric.
Step 4: Add Key Ring
To add the key ring to the lanyard I folded the tie in half and slipped the key ring though the fabric to rest in the middle.
I then sewed the two sides of the lanyard together just above the key ring to keep the key ring in place.
Step 5: Close Lanyard
Finally I sewed the two ends of the tie lanyard together to create the complete product.
I made sure that when I sewed the lanyard closed that the raw edges will rest on the inside behind the neck.
Step 6: Finished
Now my lanyard was ready for use! I was very happy I could find a useful project to make out of the last of my tie!