Tie to FROSCHGOSCHERL Choker

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Introduction: Tie to FROSCHGOSCHERL Choker

About: I have been crafting as long as I can remember. I love sewing the most, but also love jewelry making, baking, painting and any kind of papercraft. I like to collect things I find on the beach and last but not …

In my box of ties I found a plain black tie. I wanted to make something for the jewellery challenge so I let my thoughts wonder in the direction of necklasses. I folded and curled and nothing really looked new or interesting. Then I thought about ‚Froschgoscherl‘.
Froschgoscherl is a Bavarian/Austrian idiom that directly translates to frogmouth.
Froschgoscherl is the name of a special kind of handmade frill that is often used to decorate the décolleté of Dirndldresses.

It intrigued me to see if the pattern would work with a tie. Normally one uses satin ribbons of about 1/2 inch width. The width doesn‘t change in a ribbon, but of course it does in a tie. The tie I chose was fairly narrow about 3 inch at the widest part and about 1 inch at the smallest.
I am quite pleased with the outcome and will guide you through the making.

Supplies

- a narrow tie

- sewing needle and thread in a fitting color

- sewing machine

- pretty buttons, pearls, bling to decorate the necklace

- a sew on push button/snap

- two metal strips (I have noo clue what they are called check the photo please)

—> alternativly you could use cartonstrips or an old cut up plastic card.

Step 1: Making Froschgoscherl - Prep

Before you try it on a tie, try it on a cotton ribbon, or a satin ribbon first.
Step 1: Place the ribbon in the middle under your sewing foot. Choose a medium stich length. Sew some stiches.
Step 2: Lift the sewing foot, but leave the needle in the fabric. Put the first metal strip on the ribbon in front of the needle.
Step 3: Take the second metal strip put it under the ribbon, lift it and pull it over the first metal strip.
Step 4: Put the sewing foot down, gently pull both strips out and sew two or three stiches, slightly into the fold.
Step 5: Repeat but reversed!
Step 6: Lift the sewing foot, slide the metal strip under the ribbon, take the second metal strip and pull the ribbon under the first strip.
Step 7: Gently remove the metal strips and sew into the second fold.
Repeat from step one.


It sounds really complicated and it is for the first ten or so stiches, but once you get the hang of it it becomes easy.

If you are the visual type and can‘t follow my instructions you can also find videos online. Search for: Froschgoscherln.

Step 2: Making Froschgoscherl

You need three times the length of material!

To make 1 yard of Froschgoscherl frill you need 3 yards of ribbon. That is because you are working with three layers of material at all times. The size of the folds is half the width of your ribbon. You are aiming at creating squares. Look at the first photo to understand what I mean. Follow the steps I explained in the last step then you will end up with a looped ribbon that has a seam in the middle.
NOW the Froschgoscherl production starts! No more machine sewing from here on. 😀

Start by pushing the needle through the middle of your first square (check the first photo I highlighted the square).

Move from here to the edge and push the needle though. Pull the thread through and then go to the opposite edge and push through. Pull both edges together. Secure the stich by repeating it. Finish the stich by pushing out through the middle of the square. move to the next square and repeat. Do not pull strongly. The thread will just lie next to the seam on the back side of the ribbon. (Again check the photos)

Repeat.

Step 3: Tie to Choker

As I explained in the previous steps one piece of pattern always needs a square. This is the reason, that the Froschgoscherl diminish in size from front tip,to back tip.

I made as many as possible and finally had a corner on both sides without a frill. I folded them under the frill and sewed them to the top.

The final product is a animal snakey thing with a wider and a smaller side.

Step 4: Add the Push Button

I wanted the wide end to be ‚eating‘ the small end. That is why I positioned the push button where I did.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Finally I decorated my choker with beautiful buttons and shiny pearls. I wanted to sew minipearls on the tips of the mouthies, but it looked nicer without.
If you have any questions because I didn‘t explain my steps well enough, please contact me.

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    16 Comments

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    TD56
    TD56

    Tip 1 year ago on Step 5

    TIP, I have found on line pearls and other small decorative items made into thumb tack style pins/badges with those backs on them like charity badges. I’m building up a collection of different ones to add to clothing etc. They would be ideal for this choker. You could close the choker with it so have the ends in different positions. Beware the pins obviously make a hole so it will depend on the tie material. You could have diamanté ones, Pearl ones, button ones but only one tie. Several looks for the work of one make. If that makes sense.

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    knopfling
    knopfling

    Reply 1 year ago

    I am not sure I understand what these thumb stack style pins are.?! Can you maybe add a photo?
    🤘

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    TD56
    TD56

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thumb tacks are drawing pins those flat headed pins you use to pin things to a notice board. Some are sticking out ones but thumbtacks are called such because you push them in with your thumb. Here’s a picture of the pearl version of what I mentioned and you’ll see what I mean.

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    knopfling
    knopfling

    Reply 1 year ago

    Ah I see! Yes that would definitely work instaed of a snap button! Very cool idea! I don‘t think I hav seen those before. Excellent! Thanks!

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    TD56
    TD56

    Reply 1 year ago

    You can get them on line. There’s a company called Wish that I get mine from but sometimes they come faulty but they do give refunds for faulty items. There’s a lot of different ones you can get. As for the plain ones you decorate yourself any crafting site or even e bay would sell them. There’s even little tubular bolts you can get to replace the back bit and lock the pin in place. I use them so I don’t lose my charity pins. I’ll attach a picture of the tubular locks. I got mine off e bay. Have fun.

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    TD56
    TD56

    Reply 1 year ago

    Here’s a pic of a pin companies add their charity symbols to. We can buy them and stick buttons onto them or crystals etc and then as I suggested push them through your tie and put the section that grabs the pin at the back, which is shown in my pearl pack photo, then you can swap and change what you have on them. You could even decorate small letters glitz them up and add wording like glad, or hello, or pride in rainbow colours. The choice is limitless. (The pin in the photo isn’t a thumbtack or drawing pin but it looks like one.)

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    TD56
    TD56

    1 year ago on Introduction

    I love this tie to choker idea. I see so many ties in charity shops they should print off your idea and sell the ties made into chokers. Excellent recycling idea too. I will be looking at the ties in the charity shops when lockdown is over for Christmas recycling gifts. I like to include one at least to do my bit. I’m now following you so the heat is on for more ideas. Big thumbs up for this one. 👍😉

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    knopfling
    knopfling

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you for your comment. Already feeling a little warm from the heat! 😀

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    studleylee
    studleylee

    1 year ago

    That makes a really interesting pattern. Have to keep this in mind for other uses. Awesome!

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    knopfling
    knopfling

    Reply 1 year ago

    Do! It is also a lot of fun to make!

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    I absolutely love this!

    Definitely saving this for later :)

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    knopfling
    knopfling

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you Penelopy, have fun making..

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    Meglymoo87
    Meglymoo87

    1 year ago

    Neat! Never seen that before :)

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    knopfling
    knopfling

    Reply 1 year ago

    That means you haven‘t been to the Oktoberfest! 😀

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    Randomona
    Randomona

    1 year ago

    That looks really classy! I'm from Austria so this caught my attention ;)

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    knopfling
    knopfling

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks 😀