Introduction: Neck Tie to Bracelet
Do you have old neck ties lying around or have just stained a nice tie that you liked or do you just want a new bracelet to wear that can be made very cheeply. This instructable will show you how take you old neck tie and make a bracelet out of it. It also makes a good DIY gift.
Step 1: Materials
For this project you'll need:
1. a neck tie (try to get one that will feel comfortable a silk tie is a good choice also the thin end is all that matters if you stained the front of the tie it matters not).
2. Thread try to match the color of the tie.
3. needle just a plain sewing needle
5.sew-on snap buttons
6. Measuring tape
This would be easier and much faster with a sewing machine but I don't have one so shabby hand sewing will have to do, and sorry my phone does not have a good camera I want to buy one in the near future so my instructables will have better pictures.
Step 2: Cut the Tie
Firstly take the measuring tape and measure your wrist (in inches) than add 1 inch. Now measure that much on the tie starting from the thin end, and cut the tie there. My wrist was around 8 in. almost so I cut the tie 9 inches from the thin tip.
Step 3: Sew the End
After you cut the tie the end you cut will fray. Take that end and just fold it over the under-side of the tie then sew the end to hide the fray. A sewing machine would do this very quickly but by hand you may have to go back and forth a few times it should not use more than 6 inches of thread. Wnen done sewing knot the end of the thread so it won't come loose. Sorry for the blurry picture.
Step 4: Snap Buttons
From this point on I will refer to the sides of the tie as top, the side without the seam, and bottom, side with the seam. Now part the snap button sew one half to the bottom near the point of the tie the other on the top over the area you sewed.
Step 5: Put on Your Wrist
Now you can put it on your wrist with the top up and wear it knowing its your very own bracelet you made for almost nothing.