Transform old gifts to Dad or hubby, or outrageous finds from the local thrift and Goodwill...this is so easy! All you need is thread and a zig zag stitch on your sewing machine, and a spare 10 mins! Also working on a tie skirt, could easily stitch together ties to make an apron, or what about a legacy quilt ala Gees Bend of a beloved family member? I'm sure this idea has been done before, its fun and easy, I however did not know of any when I started messing around with my mans box of unwanted ties. If you see any others- link them here :)
two ties, measure and cut to pocket size desired...keep the ends!
zig zag stitch ties together, use a clear guide foot with a 'notch' to help, slightly overlap ties for security
zig or surge ends to finish without fray
how ends should look- this will be tucked inside doesnt need to be pretty
fold purse together before stitching sides
sorry dark pic- stitch sides together, do not stitch to top- those will be your flaps
when sides are stitched....looks like this
mark where your straps will go- tops of original ties!
sewn tops look like this
tuck the ends into the purse
finish off your strap with a zig zag- or just tie it together at the length you want!
big enough for a wallet and lipgloss- or if your an origami master one diaper and a travel size package of baby wipes!