Monday, January 23, 2017

Necktie Purse


hy do guys always get to wear the gorgeous silk ties? This tie purse levels the playing field and gives you an excuse to wear not one, not two but eight ties all at once. After all, we need to make up for lost time now don't we?
What You'll Need:
Eight Neckties Sewing Machine Needle and thread
Directions:
1. Find a tie that you want to be the focus of your purse. Find six others and arrange the small ends, three on each side around the big end of your chosen one. When you find a sequence to your liking it is time to sew them together one at a time. Leave them arranged on the floor so you can know how they end up.
2. First take the tie you´ve chosen as your focal piece and one next to it. Place the two ties next to each other and sew with a zig-zag stitch till you´ve gone about 24 inches up the tie. Your stitches should overlap both ties but try to keep your ties straight or your ties will veer off to the right or left. Continue sewing each tie to the side of the next until they are all sewn together.
3. Now, you'll have something like a sheet, but instead of being a perfect rectangle it will taper into a "V" shape where the focal point tie tapers. We need to correct this. At your 24¨mark cut off the bottom end so that it is in a straight line and fold the cut end upwards so that it is 8" long to the crease. Turn the raw inside edge over then sew it down . The other side should be 16" long with 8" flapping over.
4. To make the purse rectangular, take a completely new tie and sew the large end next to the bottom of the crease so that it corrects the shape but let the piece extend so that it is 28" long after the side, this becomes the strap.
5. Now, using a straight stitch, sew the sides shut on the sides so it´s a pouch.
6. Using a needle and thread, sew the end of the strap to the other side of the purse about an inch from the top of the side and stitch the end into a pointed "V" shape.


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