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.

A unique purse made from old men's neckties.
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Create little purses out of neckties!

Approximate Time: 1/2 hrNecktie Purse


  • necktie
  • button
  • thread
  • needle
  • scissors
  • clear nail drop
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  1. Find a necktie.
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  3. Cut above the label or however long you will want it to be.
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  5. Turn inside out and cut excess cloth off, if any.
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  7. Fold the cloth up at the bottom and sew closed.
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  9. Turn tie back right side out and sew on the button.
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  11. Make a button hole and sew around it.
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  13. 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.
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  15. Place a drop off clear nail polish on button to seal thread.
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  17. Enjoy your completed purse !
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CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

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

AnswerWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

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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Purse Made from Old TiesCut 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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How can I make a cosmetic bag from silk ties?

By Bonnie from AR

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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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