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Making an Upcycled Tie Necklace

I originally started upcycling my dad's ties when I'd realized I'd made a poor fashion choice when getting him one for Father's Day. Now, I upcycle them so I can continue his own stylish legacy, with his permission, of course! Dad's one of my favourite people and I love to wear things he no longer wears. With a few stitches, his ties become my fashion statements.

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I added a snap button on this so I don't have to pull it over my head when I put it on. I often wear large beehive type hairdos and don't want to ruffle them up!

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Total Time: 90 minutes

Yield: 1 necklace

Supplies:

  • 1 necktie
  • sewing pins
  • needle and thread
  • 1 large button
  • 1 snap button

Steps:

  1. Lay out your tie on a flat surface and begin folding it in a manner that's pleasing to you. You can use small ruffles or large ones, whatever you like.
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  3. Take a pin or two and insert at the first ruffle as a guideline for when you sew it closed.
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  5. Thread your needle and begin sewing the ruffle in place from the backside.
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  7. Secure the bottom and top of the ruffle fold with a stitch.
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  9. Double knot your thread so you can move onto the next section.
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  11. Create your next ruffle and pin into place.
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  13. Sew from the backside again so the stitches aren't seen from the front of the necklace.
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  15. Continue along until you have as many ruffles as you like.
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  17. Sew your accent button into place.
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  19. If you'd like to use a snap button so you don't have to pull the necklace on or over your head, pin two sewing needles as a guide wherever you'd like to attach the snap button.
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  21. Sew snap button pieces into place.
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  23. Your necklace is ready to wear!
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