necktie nonsenseJuly 12, 2012
Remember those necktie wristlets I made? Well…they’re so quick & easy that creating them became a bit addicting…
…but what to do with all of the leftover bits & pieces?
cute-up some plain shirts…
stitch ‘em together & make a groovilicious bag!
Here’s how to scrap-bust those neckties…
Grab a kidlet shirt + one of the leftover tie-ends
chop the tie 1 – 2cm longer than your desired length & a small piece to wrap around the top of the tie (this will be the ‘knot’) *my shirt is size 12 months, tie length is 16cm & knot length 6cm
open & remove the lining from the knot-piece
fold over the edges lengthwise & press
position the knot at the top of the tie
wrap it around & hand stitch together
yay! a knotted (looking) tie…
center it on the neckline & hand stitch it on. I also sewed the point-end of the tie to the shirt so it wouldn’t flop around…or be a temptation for the munchkin to pull…
Next up…the odd-lengthed-weird-shaped rest of the ties
I opened ‘em all up & removed the linings
ironed them flat & arranged them in a line, wide end to thin end
zipped over to the machine & stitched ‘em all together
whew! Now that I had a long piece of funky patchwork I just had to decide what to do with it…
and with a couple of the very last scraps I made some snazzy new handle covers for my pliers!
…and one more look at that adorkable tot!