Making a Purse from Neckties

Neckties are made from beautiful and interesting fabrics and are often available for little to no money. This is a guide about making a purse from men's neckties.


November 16, 2015 Flag
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Create little purses out of neckties!

Total Time: 1/2 hr



  • necktie
  • button
  • thread
  • needle
  • scissors
  • clear nail drop


  1. Find a necktie.
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  3. Cut above the label or however long you will want it to be.
  4. Turn inside out and cut excess cloth off, if any.
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  6. Fold the cloth up at the bottom and sew closed.
  7. Turn tie back right side out and sew on the button.
  8. Make a button hole and sew around it.
  9. Take the remaing part of tie of equal thickness and cut. This one is 14 inches long.
    You only need to sew the bottom ends to sides. Make sure the flap can fold over.
  10. Place a drop off clear nail polish on button to seal thread.
  11. Enjoy your completed purse !
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June 11, 2005 Flag
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Cut old ties in equal lengths of your choice and sew together to make a neat purse. Line it with an inexpensive muslin and you're all set!

By Kim

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April 7, 20070 found this helpful

Love it, I must show my 18 year old daughter this. She will only wear and use unusual creations.

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February 27, 20120 found this helpful

Looks cute! I have this on my to do list. I've heard that it's important to make sure all the ties are of the same fabric content, not a mixture such as silk/polyester. I suppose this has more to do with laundering later, but it might also affect the sewing process.

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November 6, 2011 Flag
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I am looking for a pattern for a purse made from one necktie. I'd like to get step by step directions and a photograph.

By Julia K

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November 9, 20110 found this helpful

Start your search here:

Look around the site, I seem to recall the guide posting patterns and instructions for creative re-purposing of silk ties, including how to clean the ties. Try the search engine feature if her pattern index doesn't help you.

You may want to try the alphabetical index on the home page of the whole site because there are several crafting guides on the site with tips on reusing ties. The DIY Fashion guide also lists reusing silk ties.

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November 10, 20110 found this helpful

I bookmarked a pattern that I really like & have been collecting ties to make, but I can't find it now. If I find it, I'll let you know.

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June 4, 2010 Flag
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How can I make a cosmetic bag from silk ties?

By Bonnie from AR

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June 5, 20100 found this helpful

Maybe you can find it in a pattern book in fabric store, good luck.

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July 10, 20100 found this helpful

There are suggestions here on Thriftyfun about that, check the index or Google using old ties for purses and you get the links as well as many others uses and pattern ideas for old ties.

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