When The Ribbon Retreat got the neck tie clips in, I knew I had to make a tie for Easter.
I ordered a fat quarter of Yellow Dots from My Little Town for Exclusively Quilters.
To make this tie, I had to destroy one of my little guy’s ties.
I just picked one that I couldn’t remember which outfit matched it,
and started seam ripping it apart!
Once I had it all undone, I used it as a pattern and cut out my fabric.
You may want to use some interfacing to give it some stiffness, but I skipped that part since this tie was going under a vest.
Then I tried to put it back together how the other tie was.
I pressed certain areas, but ended up doing my own thing.
I am hoping we can get a pattern for the blog readers
or under The Ribbon Retreat’s pattern section.
We are working on it!
Once I had the shape right, I sewed the sides together.
After the seam is sewn, you can turn the tie right side out
and press with the seam in the middle.
Be sure to watch your edges and the point on the tie. Make sure they look even.
Now you are ready for the neck tie clip part!
Lay your tie out horizontally in front of you. Seam up.
Put the thicker end on your right.
(Ignore the dots, they turned out to be unecessary.)
Follow the pictures to see how to use the neck tie clip.
Fold down and then to the left.
Now you add the clip.
This part you will tug and pull until you get the look you want.
Be sure to view the front of the tie as you are moving the fabric around.
Once you have the right side where you want it, you can cut a hole with your scissors or seam ripper and push the little knob through. You will probably put a hole in two parts of the tie so it will hold it’s shape.
You will continue to fold over the tie on the left side, the same way you folded the right side.
Remember you will have to do a lot of tugging and pulling,
and it is okay if you need to start over!
I started over about 5 times before I was satisfied with the way the tie looked.
Once you are okay with how it looks, make the holes for the other side and put the knob through.
Then you can put on the second part that comes with the neck tie clip.
This secures the fabric in place.
Now you’re all finished!
This tie was easy to make and took me under an hour to finish,
including ripping apart the old one.
It was also fun to tell everyone I made it!
And this guy sure looked handsome.
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!