Neckties are the go-to father’s day/birthday gift for men across the globe. It can be hard to find that perfect tie; the right color or print that matches with everything in his wardrobe. So, why not make it? Learn how to make a personalized necktie with this simple tutorial. We provide a pattern that you can print out, but you can also disassemble an old tie to use as a pattern. Pick out a fun cotton print for a casual look, or a nice satin fabric for formal attire.
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Print, tape, and cut out the pattern. Use the pattern to cut out the pieces. There should be 3 pieces for the outside, 2 pieces of interfacing, 2 pieces for the lining, and 1 piece for the back loop.
If you have an old tie lying around, you could take it apart and use that as a pattern instead. Just make sure it’s a tie you don’t plan on using again.
Start by sewing together the outside of the tie.
With right sides facing, line up one edge of the middle piece with one edge of the bottom piece so that they’re perpendicular. When unfolded it will create a continuous piece.
Pin and stitch with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Except for one (either one) of the longer sides, fold each side over 1/2″ and iron.
For the points at the top and bottom, pinch the fabric in and iron so that it forms a straight line.
Starting at the bottom, fold the unfolded side to just past the middle of the tie and iron the entire length.
Pin the right side of the lining to the right side of the tie starting at one side and atop at the top point.
Stitch with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Now pin from the other end to the top point and stitch.
Turn to the right side and poke out the corner.
Iron to flatten the edges.
Fold the shorter ends of the loop piece over 1/4″ and iron.
Fold the longer sides into the middle so they meet and iron.
Then, fold in half lengthwise and iron again.
Overlap the ends about 1/2″ and stitch together.