If YOU enjoy this Instructable, please VOTE for it !! I Love sharing my Passion for Creating and hope you enjoy this project. GREAT way to RE-USE, RE-CYCLE, RE-PURPOSE a Men's Tie !! Men's ties come in all shades, widths but are almost always made of SILK. If YOU have a favorite tie from the men in your family, then RE-USE it, SILK is expensive! NO COST if using pre-owned tie.
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Step 1: Materials List
Men's Silk Tie, Scissors, Seam Ripper, Snap, Iron, Sewing Machine
Step 2: Press Open
Using Seam Ripper on BOTTOM of Men's Tie (widest part), OPEN seam up. PRESS open
Step 3: Make Bow
Lay Tie straight. Near the BOTTOM of Tie that is now pressed OPEN, fold over a measure of the extra tie to create a "Loop" or "Bow". On EACH SIDE, pinch all of edges to whip stitch together. Bottom will be a little bigger but that will be o.k. for flange at bottom -you'll see :)
Step 4: Make Dimple
Where the Bow or Loop is now formed, make a DIMPLE in the tie by pinching together both sides. Whip Stitch back to hold together and wrap a couple of loops around the whole tie to secure Dimple.
Step 5: Tie Tie :)
You will now be ready to Tie Tie :) First put on either Mannequin or a LIVE subject to get correct neck fitting. With Bow/Bottom of Tie on LEFT side (opposite of yourself), take leftover Tie and lay OVER Dimple area. Wrap leftover Tie UNDER and pull snug. Wrap leftover Tie OVER again. Holding TIGHT, Wrap UNDER again. MARK with PIN where Leftover Fabric should be CUT. Keep practicing until you get a perfect Knot.
Step 6: Add Snap
Ready to Finish?? Take Tie off of Mannequin. After you've cut the excess fabric from end of Tie, whipstitch raw edges together. Folding Whipstitched end, sew to secure. Where you've previously marked where the snaps would go (be sure and do this while still on Mannequin!) - Add the MALE end of SNAP (Male has extension in middle, Female has receiver hole) to the Folded Raw Edge. Sew on the FEMALE end of SNAP. Put back on Mannequin or Live Model and Re-Tie, snapping to secure closure. This can be worn with a Button-Up type of shirt, a T-Shirt, with a Vest. GREAT way to UP-CYCLE a Men's Tie to be Fashion Forward. Get ready for some Compliments !!
Step 7: Finished !!
Here's a few ways to wear. I hope you've enjoyed this Instructable and remember !! Please VOTE for me!! Keep on Crafting!! Love, Kanatka