How to Make a Fabric Tie
A Beginner’s Guide to Crafting a Stylish Tie
Ties are a great way to dress up an outfit and add a touch of personality to your wardrobe. They are a classic fashion staple that can be worn to a variety of occasions, from casual to formal. If you’re looking to add a unique and custom touch to your wardrobe, making your own tie is a great way to do so. In this guide, we’ll show you how to make a fabric tie from start to finish.
Gather Your Supplies
Before you get to work crafting your tie, you’ll need to gather a few supplies. You’ll need fabric (preferably a medium to heavy-weight cotton or linen), a sewing machine, thread, a ruler, scissors, an iron, and tailor’s chalk.
Cut the Fabric
Once you have your supplies, it’s time to start cutting your fabric. Measure out a 4-inch wide strip of fabric that is 56 inches long. This will be the body of the tie. Then, cut out two 4-inch wide strips that are 8 inches long. These will be the tail ends of the tie. Now that you have your pieces cut, it’s time to start sewing.
Sew the Tie Together
To start, place the two 8-inch strips of fabric together, right sides facing each other. Use your sewing machine to sew the two strips together along the long edges. Once you’ve sewn the strips together, turn them inside out and press them with an iron. Now that the tails of the tie are complete, it’s time to move on to the body of the tie.
Attach the Body of the Tie
Take the body of the tie, which should be 56 inches long, and lay it flat on the table. Place the tail end of the tie in the center of the body, right sides together. Pin the two pieces together and sew them with your sewing machine. Once you have finished sewing the two pieces together, turn the fabric so that the right sides are facing out. Then, press with an iron. Finally, use tailor’s chalk to mark the center of the tie. This will help you make sure the tie is centered and symmetrical as you finish it.
Now that the body and tail of the tie are attached, it’s time to finish it off. Start by folding the tie in half lengthwise, making sure the center mark you made with the tailor’s chalk is lined up. Pin the two sides of the tie together and sew them with your sewing machine. Make sure to leave a few inches of fabric at the tip of the tie open. Once the tie is sewn together, turn it right side out and press with an iron. Now you have a stylish, custom-made tie to add to your wardrobe!