February 8, 2011
Make It : Skinny Tie Tutorial
Posted by Stephanie Hung
Today's guest post is from Penelope, a Senior Research Editor at Living with a great craftover idea up her sleeves:
"My husband, Mike, is a pretty dapper fellow—he loves to get gussied up in a suit and tie. And for a while now, he has really liked the look of skinny neckties. But he really didn't want more ties, just different ones. So I thought maybe I could skinnify some that he already owns. After hunting around online a bit I came across a great post on Gabrielle Blair’s Design Mom blog, which showed me exactly what to do. The best part: You don't need a sewing machine or much skill as a sewer, for that matter. A little off the sides really freshened these babies up!"
4 Carefully undo stitches with seam ripper.
5 Unfold the tie, and pull out the liner. Using a skinny tie as a template (I pinned the tie to the back of a cork-lined ruler), use a disappearing-ink pen to trace along its edges. Or trim the equal amount off each side.
6 Trim the silk.
7 Press down one side, then the other. Ideally the top fold should align with the center of the tie.
8 Stitch the pressed sections and liner together with a loose invisible stitch.
9 Some of the skinny ties from Mike's ever-expanding collection.
10 Looking sharp!
Comments are moderated, and will not appear on this weblog until the author has approved them.