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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Using Old Neckties-Pretty!

I finally got started on my granddaughters necktie skirt. I've got about 8 hand sewn together, but still need to work a lot on it. But I'm only using about half a tie, so I used the leftovers for several ideas.

The skirt in progess. I'll need to measure her before I get too much further!

Try this with the tips of the neckties. Gather up the cut edges slightly and then sew together in the center. I used an old fabric covered button and recovered right over it with batting and some tie fabric and sewed it to the back of the button, then sewed it to the center of the flower. Use a pin backing or a bobby pin on the back.

This one is made with one length of tie fabric folded in half. I gathered up every couple inches, and tacked it down, until I had 6 petals. It's then sewn together with 3 petals on top, and 3 on the bottom, with another fabric covered button.

Use a length of tie fabric, this one is narrow, and gather up an inch or two, then tack, until you get to the end. Sew it into a circle and add a fabric covered button.

I still have other ideas to try out, like a headband, and a belt, and a purse. Too many things going at once and I need to finish some, lol!

But these are quick, maybe half an hour to one hour, and there you have a nice gift for someone special of any age!

I forgot to add the photo of the red rose pin last night!!


JunkinJane said...

love those ideas for the ties!

Debbie's Garden said...

very cute!

Amber said...

Love the skirt! I have the ties to make one, but have never gotten around to making one. Maybe I will now! Looks great!!

Jean Tuthill said...

I love the flowers and the skirt is going to be so cute. Thanks for your good wishes for Dusty, I'm so glad he's better and he doesn't have any pain anymore. It breaks my heart to think of all the pain he had. But he's his old self again and I am so thankful for that.

Crafty Gardener said...

what lovely ideas for old ties.