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Tie with a hidden Wallet

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I had some material left over from a Tenth Doctor Coat. The Doctor inspired me to make a tie with a hidden wallet inside if it.

The material is a little heavy for a tie but It has the look and feel of the suede coat.

I wanted a full size wallet, not just a tiny hidden pocket.

The suede material makes it incredibly hard to tie a proper knot!

The wallet feature is completely hidden from view and no one even knows that it is there!



 
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Step 1: Materials

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I used a standard men's tie that was a little wider than a standard bank card.

You will need a sewing machine, thread and some tracing paper.

I used a heavy suede looking upholstery material and Royal Blue coat lining. A lighter satin type material would be a better choice for a tie.

Step 2: Make a pattern

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I placed the tie face down on a large sheet of tracing paper and used a pencil to make a rough outline.

The tie was then removed and the outline was cleaned up with a straight edge.

A center line was drawn down the entire length of the tie.

All of the angles were marked as shown.

The tie drawing was then measured from center line to edge and the main drawing was increased in width on both sides by this measurement.

Another 1/2 inch was added around the entire perimeter of the the drawing.

This pattern in for the main tie.

The lower part of the drawing was copied once and the center box section of the lower drawing was copied twice and enlarged by a 1/2 inch.



Step 3: Cut the materials

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Cut the patterns from the paper and use them to cut the selected materials to the proper sizes.

I used a steam iron to fold the materials and add visual reference points as to where things need to sewn together.

I also used a straight edge to get perfect lines.

The inner wallet portion was folded and ironed so that the shiny side would be visible when the tie was opened.

It got my vote!
Random_Canadian (author)  CatTrampoline2 years ago
Thanks! I appreciate that
mikeasaurus2 years ago
This looks great!

I made a similar one a while ago, slightly different but the same idea!
Random_Canadian (author)  mikeasaurus2 years ago
I do like what you did with the existing structure!
Ymerej882 years ago
Cool idea + easy to follow steps + plenty of photos = a great instructable!

Have you considered submitting it to the Spy Challenge? I for one would gladly give it a vote :)
Random_Canadian (author)  Ymerej882 years ago
Thanks!

It is waiting approval for entry at this time.