Ties Galore!

As I was watching a recent episode of Threadbanger about incorporating ties into back to school fashion, I thought as it was my friend’s birthday coming up that creating some casual ties would be a great idea to improve my sewing skills as well as create a unique present.

Firstly, I had to recreate the tie pattern that Corinne from Threadbanger placed on her website. Printing the pattern was a task in itself as the pdf file wasn’t in A4 sheets so it involved cleverly cutting and pasting the pattern and physically molding the patterns out.

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The finished product! Well…more like the finished pattern. Following from this, I would then:

  • pin the fabric onto the patterns and
  • used a piece of carbon paper and a tracing wheel to trace the pattern onto the fabric,
  • cut out the fabric and sew the outer tie parts and the lining parts

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  • Then I sewed the tipping to the ends of the ties…it was a little complicated at first but it creates a nice finish to the ends of the tie.

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Here I’m pinning the tipping onto the end of the tie to be sewn.

  • Then I would tuck the lining into the tie and iron it down and then hand stitch the middle parts together.

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And the final product:

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The graffiti on this sign seemed to remind me of my ties as it is also graphic with splashes of colour!

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Let me know if you would like me to make a tie for you…even though it is a little wonky. It would be give me a chance to practice.

Catching the last minutes of 09/09/09!

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