I found a large stash of Neck ties at an Estate Sale this past weekend and I had to buy them since I had the perfect idea for an upcycle project.
They were mostly from a long since closed store here in Buffalo,NY and I felt the need to preserve them as well as the tags.
I started by washing them on gentle and removing them immediately and laying flat to dry. They came out a little disfigured but nothing that a little ironing wouldn't fix.
Next I took a seam ripper and opened up the back to take out the interfacing.
I did this for two reasons, it was discolored and had a little odor and it would be easier to sew without this bulk. I next cut the tie into a piece 10" long and hemmed the edge. Then I sewed two pieces of velcro to each side to make my cuff.
The last step was to sew on a few antique buttons and beads and my cuff was done.
Wow! Looking at this I can't believe how it turned out!.But wait... I made a few more!
Love this one.. Antique Maple leave button and golden bead!
Copper Bead with this tie pattern is stunning!
They were fun to make and I still have so many more ties! I think these might have to go in my Etsy Shop!
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