Introduction: The Pocket Tie Turns Any Tie Into a Wearable Wallet

Dudes, it’s time to add pockets to your tie. Ladies, it’s time to add a tie or two to your wardrobe. You can see the full tutorial on one page as well as find more fun and easy DIYs here.

Step 1: Materials

Materials:
- tie
- small piece of fabric (for the pockets)
- needle and thread
- sewing pins
- snap button
- optional: sewing machine

Step 2: Prepare Your Tie

Use scissors or a seam ripper to unstitch the back of the tie. Our tie faked its fanciness and only had a little piece of silk – the white fabric you see is the fabric that keeps the tie stiff.

Take your pocket fabric and cut a piece that will serve as the iPhone pocket and base pocket layer.

Step 3: Sew the IPhone Pocket

Iron the fabric. Pin it, lay it in the tie to make sure you’re all good. Sew!

Step 4: Create the Card Pocket

Repeat with the next pocket, and use a credit card to measure the size. Sew the card pocket to the iPhone pocket.

Step 5: Attach to Tie

Now, you need to attach it to the tie. Pin it to the tie so that it doesn’t go through the front. Turn the tie inside out and hand sew the pocket to the inside layer of fabric in the tie.

Step 6: Add Button

Lastly, we added a simple snap button to keep the pocket closed.

Step 7: Voila!

Your pocket tie is ready to wear!

Comments

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coolkids (author)2012-09-17

great idea and great photo!

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aie_i (author)2012-08-27

love the ideas.. keep it going ;)

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kcarp (author)2012-08-27

This is fantastic! Makes me want to go out and buy a tie! I still have my Dad's tie collection so making one out of his will be very sentimental. Thanks for dreaming us a wonderful idea!

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-08-25

That is pretty awesome!  Since it is your first Instructable, you should mention it on the Rewards for New Authors page!

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suayres (author)2012-08-24

Clever lady--sewing the pocket to the interfacing is brilliant! And, I can see having a regular wardrobe of tie/pockets to go with various outfits. A simple, creative solution to a common problem--and one which just might thwart a mugger, to boot.

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stackerjack (author)2012-08-23

So, who's the gorgeous girl then?

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buteman (author)stackerjack2012-08-24

Well she is Brit - the author. Click on the bit which says :

Author:BritCo(Brit + Co.)


And you will see her profile including a link to her web site.

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stackerjack (author)buteman2012-08-24

I just did................thanks.
She really is an amazing girl.

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lolson1 (author)2012-08-23

Great job...really like the snap to keep it closed as well. Will be making this for sure, thanks for the idea!

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PitStoP (author)2012-08-23

I wear a lot of ties. So this is cool.. Thanks Brit..

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ippylern (author)2012-08-23

Absolutely brilliant.

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M.C. Langer (author)2012-08-23

Amazing!!!!! I love it!!!

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machoturtle (author)2012-08-22

awesome! great instructable!

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mikeasaurus (author)2012-08-22

Nice idea! I chose not to include a phone pouch with mine as too much loading and swinging felt heavy after wearing all day.

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jessyratfink (author)2012-08-22

Love the addition of the card pocket - very smart. :D

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