About this project
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Time:3h00
Difficulty
So so
Crafts
Sewing
Pressing neckties to make brooches and other trashion fashions

Many have asked me how I did my tie-dress. Here is a tutorial on what happened to the secondhand neckties before I pinned into shape on the dummy and formed my dress top.

It does not matter if the ties are of different widths or they are slightly dirty. You will not notice this arter they have been scrunched and pressed.



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  • How to make a collar / bib. Necktie Feathers Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Open the tie from the back and take out all insides.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Necktie Feathers Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Carefully rip the labels out.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Necktie Feathers Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Open the neckties and iron all creases out.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Necktie Feathers Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Rip the lining out from both ends ofthe ties.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Necktie Feathers Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    When all the ties are ironed open, you can try again to organize them by color. The garment will look more harmonious (and the viewer does not notice the ties so easy) if you have used only a few colors organized in a harmonious order. For example dark to light or red to violet to blue.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Necktie Feathers Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold the ties from the middle right sides facing out. Sew about 1/3 inch of the edge a straight long stitch. Do not reverse in the beginning or end, leave seamends open.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Necktie Feathers Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Tie the sewing thread from the other end. Scrunch the tie by pulling the under-thread. Tie a knot in both ends.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Necktie Feathers Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Press with loads of steam (iron hot). Use a pillowcase or pressing cloth to prevent burning the ties if your iron does not have a teflon surface.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Necktie Feathers Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    This is what the tie looks like sewed before and after scruching. It will be about 1/3 shorter when scrunched.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Necktie Feathers Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    Before and after steampressing with iron.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Necktie Feathers Tutorial - Step 11
    Step 11

    Try the color order again and adjust it if needed. After pressing the surface colors and forms will change.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Necktie Feathers Tutorial - Step 12
    Step 12

    Try the color order again and adjust it if needed. After pressing the surface colors and forms will change.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Necktie Feathers Tutorial - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now they are ready to be pinned on the dummy. Use a piece of lining underneath or pin the on a garment. After you have the desired form take the piece off the dummy and sew together by hand (duse denim thread).

  • How to make a collar / bib. Necktie Feathers Tutorial - Step 14
    Step 14

    Pressed neckties make also great fabric flowers and they can be adjusted to many forms because of their flexibility.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Necktie Feathers Tutorial - Step 15
    Step 15

    If you make the necktie-piece with lining, it can be added to different dresses/outfits with safetypins.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Necktie Feathers Tutorial - Step 16
    Step 16

    You can make an entire ball gown with just 60 ties and a corset! Plus fabric for the train.

    Photographer: Mikko Rasila
    Model: Niina Herala

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Comments

Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Oh my! This is definitely something that interests me to try and make sometime! Just need to start saving up some ties!
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Little MAMA
Little MAMA · Albany, Oregon, US
I am definitely going to go collect some ties!
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Steffi
Steffi · Nederland, Colorado, US · 4 projects
This is the most amazing thing ever! Thanks a lot for this inspirational tutorial, I will from now on be known as "Steffi the tie hunter" !
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Sarah R.
Sarah R. · Aberdeen, Scotland, GB · 1 project
my dad never wears ties any more,i'm sure he wont notice they've gone! :0)
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Rebecca T.
Rebecca T. · Encinitas, California, US
I LOVE these. Remember seeing them while doing a google search a long time ago and kept the images for inspiration. Just came across this and I'm totally making it a favorite. It's such an amazing look :-D thank you for sharing!
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Jennifer D.
Jennifer D. · Austin, Texas, US · 8 projects
This is so amazingly gorgeous. I'm not that handy with a sewing machine, but I really, really want to try this.
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Joanne C.
Joanne C. · Houston, Texas, US · 6 projects
I love how you used the neckties. You have inspired me to try a project with my cache of old neckties!
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mel b.
mel b.
you are amazing! you have most certainly inspired me.
thank you for sharing.
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stardust
stardust · Dubai, Dubai, AE · 4 projects
Very creative piece of work.
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bex a.
bex a. · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 7 projects
outstanding! *applause* I humbly bow to your 1337'ness!
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