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Look smart with a DIY skinny tie.
You can use this technique for making any width of tie out of any fabric. For this project, I used a silky black fabric.<br><br>
If you are a school kid, you could try sewing a slightly wrong version of your school tie to confuse your teachers.. maybe that's a bad idea, but I wish that I had tried it.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1115 projects »
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  • How to make a neck tie. Skinny Tie - Step 1
    Step 1

    Make yourself two templates, one of a large triangle (double the width you'd like your tie) and a smaller triange.

  • How to make a neck tie. Skinny Tie - Step 2
    Step 2

    Draw the shapes out on to your fabric.

  • How to make a neck tie. Skinny Tie - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use a ruler to extend the length of your triangles. Make the smaller half and larger half separately and draw out the triangles to a length that you are happy with.

  • How to make a neck tie. Skinny Tie - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out the two shapes.

  • How to make a neck tie. Skinny Tie - Step 5
    Step 5

    Decorate the front of the larger triangle if you want.

  • How to make a neck tie. Skinny Tie - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pin up the two rough bottom edges of the larger triangle.

  • How to make a neck tie. Skinny Tie - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew along the bottom so that the edge is left nice and neat, repeat this with the smaller triangle.

  • How to make a neck tie. Skinny Tie - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold the ties in half so that the wrong side is facing the outside and pin along the sides.

  • How to make a neck tie. Skinny Tie - Step 9
    Step 9

    Sew along the edges.

  • How to make a neck tie. Skinny Tie - Step 10
    Step 10

    Fold in half and you're ready to face the town.

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xXSaint.Aida7Xx
xXSaint.Aida7Xx · 1 project
I have a fat tie but I can never find a skinny tie anywhere in stores -__- guess I'll try this.. Thanks! Happy
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
No problem, let me know how it turns out!
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† Wayward Deer †
† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 7 projects
awesome now what would i wear this with
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Justine W.
Justine W.
The project looks great, but your instructions don't make much sense and most of the pictures don't help clarify things. You never said when to join the two pieces, and what's the orange thing in picture 2?
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X♥ofme♥X
X♥ofme♥X
omg i always wanted to know how to make these! thnx!
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ʎǝuʇɹnoɔ
ʎǝuʇɹnoɔ · Wellington, Wellington, NZ · 6 projects
so... where does the second, smaller triangle come in?
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Nicole Renee
Nicole Renee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 16 projects
this tie is so HAWT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Kayleigh
Kayleigh · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 3 projects
Ooh I very much would love to try this...only I am a little confused about the instructions given. x.x Though I can't be specific about which part because...v-v it all confuses me so...
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Mia
Mia · Atlanta, Georgia, US · 5 projects
Oooo! Love it!
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Nicole
Nicole · Citrus County, Florida, US
Thats amazing I love ties!
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Mandi

Very nice... I will definitely give this a try for my sister's fiance. He refuses to wear any other type of tie. Tongue
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