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Neck Tie Tutorial - Instructions on how to make your own pattern! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Create an easy accessory for your boys with our Neck Tie Tutorial. They are so quick and easy, you can make as many as you’d like!


Hello, my name is Rebeca and I’m from Clips N Things. Today I have a Neck Tie Tutorial.
I have 2 versions – with elastic around the neck and with a neck tie clip.

Some parts can be a bit tricky, but if you practice it will get easier. I usually cut out the pieces for a few ties at a time and then do all my sewing. They don’t take long to make once you get the hang of it. If you have any questions, leave a comment and I’ll get back to you. Thanks and have fun!!!

Neck Tie Tutorial - Instructions on how to make your own pattern! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Items used:

Neck tie clip
¼” Black Elastic
Scrap paper
Ruler
Needle and thread matching your fabric
Sewing machine
Iron
¼ yard of fabric
{I used Black Tiny Dot in Happy Hearts for ADORNit,
Chevrons in black for Robert Kaufman,
and Cream Dot in Paris and Company for Riley Blake.}

Click the links to see the products!

The first type of tie I will make is to use with an elastic tie around the child’s neck. First step is to make a pattern. You will need scrap paper (at least height of your tie) and 10” wide, pen/pencil and ruler for straight lines.

It’s very simple to make and adjust for different ages. Choose how long you want your tie to be. A good guide is for the tip of the tie to touch just at the top of the child’s pants. I have 3 boys, so the measurements I used were 2/3 year old – 12”, 4/5 year old – 13” and 6/7 year old – 14”.

Neck Tie Tutorial - Instructions on how to make your own pattern! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

It takes a bit of measuring, but once you get it, you can use your pattern over and over.
I’ll give you the measurements I used and you can adjust where necessary. I made a tie that was 12” long, and at the widest part was 2.5” wide, thinnest part is 1 ½”. You will be drawing an almost kite shape.
Please refer to the picture to see what it will look like.

From the bottom of your page measure up 2 ½” (for a longer tie I would make it at least 3” high) and make a mark. Crossing that mark from either side, measure 2 ¾ ” for the middle of your tie (to adjust the pattern for a longer tie, make sure your pattern 2 times the width of the finished tie you want, plus ½” for stitching). Mark the middle of the tie at the top of the page (or fold your page over), and measure out 1 ¾” (for a longer tie, at least 2 ¼”) on either side. Connect your points to make the almost kite shape (without the point at the top). You will need to make a triangle as shown in the picture, same shape as your tie, but make sure add a rectangle just as wide, but 1” tall. You will also need a rectangle 3” x 6”. This will work for any size tie. This pattern will not fit on an 8 ½” by 11” sheet like mine did, because my rectangle is not to scale, but I drew it just to show you all the pieces you will need.

Neck Tie Tutorial - Instructions on how to make your own pattern! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Cut out your pattern and this is what you should have:

Neck Tie Tutorial - Instructions on how to make your own pattern! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Position the triangle on the tie with right sides facing each other. Stitch the edges as shown in the picture. Leave the top open. Turn the fabric of the triangle. Press with an iron.

Fold the tie in half, again right sides facing each other, and stitch up. Again
leave the top and bottom open. Turn the fabric, this is tricky, but take your time and use a long stick (knitting needle or That Purple Thang) to help you turn the fabric.

Adjust your tie to look like a tie and make sure the seam is in the middle. Press with an iron.

Fold your rectangle in half, right sides facing in, and stitch along the long side only. Turn and adjust the seam in the middle of the rectangle.

Neck Tie Tutorial - Instructions on how to make your own pattern! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Fold this rectangle into a pointy loop with the seam facing you. Position onto the top of the tie and stitch (front sides facing each other). I did it by hand, but you can use the sewing machine.

Neck Tie Tutorial - Instructions on how to make your own pattern! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Take 12 ½” of your ¼” elastic and knot the ends together. You can adjust this by measuring the child’s neck and then add 1” to give enough space to knot the elastic and so that it’s not too tight on the child.

Pass the tie through the looped elastic and then pass the elastic through the top loop of fabric. It’s a good idea to stitch the elastic to the seams in the tie just to keep it in place.

Now flip the top of the loop forward and down so that the seam is inside, and this will cause the seams of the tie and elastic to hide. This is where the tie will look finished.

Neck Tie Tutorial - Instructions on how to make your own pattern! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Your seam will be at the top of the tie, just peaking. Pull the elastic on both sides and this will give you the triangle shape. Adjust it to make it look like you want. You can add a small stitch to the back to keep the shape of the tie. Your tie is now finished and ready to wear.

Neck Tie Tutorial - Instructions on how to make your own pattern! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

You may also choose to use the neck tie clip to attach the tie to the child’s shirt. It comes in 3 sizes, small boy, junior and men’s. I used the small boy clip. The instructions are very similar to the other tie, except that your pattern needs to
be adjusted.

Neck Tie Tutorial - Instructions on how to make your own pattern! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Keep the same measurements, but at the top of the tie add a rectangle (same width) but 5” in height. It needs to be attached, not a separate piece. You will still need the extra triangle piece cut out.

Position the triangle on the bottom of the tie, right sides facing in and stitch, leaving the top open. Turn the triangle out and press with an iron. Fold the tie in half, right sides facing in and stitch up, leaving the top and bottom open again. Turn the fabric and adjust your tie so that the seam is in the middle. Press with an iron. Fold the edges of the top opening in, about ¼” and run a quick stitch. Turn your tie horizontally.

Neck Tie Tutorial - Instructions on how to make your own pattern! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Measure 2 ¼” in from this end and about ¼” from the bottom and make a mark. Make a second mark 3 ¾” from the end and ¼” from the bottom and cut little holes. These holes are for the nubby part of the tie clip, so don’t make them too big.

1- Lay your tie lengthwise with the seam facing you and fold the top piece down at the 3 ¾” mark (don’t cover hole). 2- Then fold over to the left. 3- Hold your tie clip with the nubby part facing you and insert the right wing in to the fold you made and insert the nubby in to the hole. 4- Fold the other side down just before the second hole (don’t cover it either). 5- Then fold it over again. 6- Insert the tail just behind the tie clip. Insert the left wing of the clip in the fold you made and insert the nubby through the hole. This step will be tricky and will take some adjusting. Attach the little metal circle, teeth side down and push over the nubby and down in to the fabric as much as you can. It is a snug fit so you might have to use some small pliers.

Here is another neck tie tutorial for attaching a neck tie clip that may help.

Neck Tie Tutorial - Instructions on how to make your own pattern! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

You will need to adjust the front of your tie so that it sits straight.
The picture shows the front and back of a finished tie with a clip.

Neck Tie Tutorial - Instructions on how to make your own pattern! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

DONE and ready to wear!! Here are examples of ties I have made.

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6 Comments

  1. Wendy Slaunwhite
    Posted January 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    Great tutorial, it helped me alot!!

  2. Mary Jean Gunter
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    I need the measurements for a man’s tie. The clip on tie that broke is 19″ long.

    Hope you have that.

    Thanks Mary Jean

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 4, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

      Hi Mary Jean! Thank you for your question. Rebeca’s advice is to trace your broken tie for a pattern. She said if you want to make a pattern, she can advise you on sizes, but she doesn’t have exact measurements, because she does not make adult ties. Good luck with your tie and thank you again for your question. Have a good rest of your day! Michelle 🙂

  3. Jennifer Clevenger
    Posted March 20, 2014 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    I’m having trouble figuring out how to finish the tie. I’ve got everything up until forming the pointy loop. Could you give me a better idea of how to finish this? Thank you!!

  4. Terry Flanagan
    Posted February 5, 2016 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    I bought a neck tie clip with the idea that I could take a regular neck tie and turn it into a clip-on.
    I thought instructions would be included and there are none.
    Are there any instructions for this?
    Thank you in advance
    Terry

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted February 9, 2016 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

      Hi Terry! Wow…great question! Unfortunately, we don’t have a tutorial for that here on our blog. I am sorry about that. I did; however, Google the question “how to turn a regular neck tie into a clip on tie” and there were some results from YouTube and eHow. I hope this helps! Good luck and have a great day! Michelle 🙂

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