Men’s Skinny Tie DIY

Skinny tie DIYWe were pleasantly surprised to find how easy it is to make your own skinny tie from a vintage tie. One of these would make a great gift for your mister. Or if you are having a hard time finding the perfect matching ties for a set of groomsmen—make your own!Tie steps21. Supplies: Fabrics, vintage skinny tie (we used a damaged one with stain on the front), scissors, sewing pins, iron, and sewing machine. 2. First, take apart the vintage tie so that it's one long strip. Some ties have a section in the middle where it separates into two pieces. You can make your pattern having two separate pieces, or you can skip that step if your fabric is long enough to make it out of one piece of fabric. Make sure you make a mental note of all the of folds and stitching places so that you will need to mimic for the new tie. 3. Next, pin the vintage tie onto the fabric, making it a pattern. 4. Then, cut out your new tie. 5. Mimic all of the folds and stitching the vintage tie had. You'd be surprised how easy this really is! We only made a few folds on each end and one long stitch down the middle of the tie. Be sure to iron each fold, making it line up perfectly before stitching it up. 6. All done!How to make a skinny tieYou can use any fabric you prefer to make your new skinny tie, but we found that stiffer cottons worked well (the chambray tie was the most durable of this bunch!). Have fun experimenting and using any patterns or colors that suit your fancy. xo. emma and elsie

  • wow! i can’t believe *every* single person posting mentions making this for their “boyfriend”…why is fashioned gendered? sigh. i’ll be making this for my genderqueer self…yes!

  • I love this vintage look 🙂 This gives me inspiration to shop my boyfriend’s warderobe 😉

  • Great idea! I also have used old ties to make bow ties too!

  • wow. what a great idea. my boyfriend would love one of these. he’s also in a couple weddings this spring…those rented tuxes add up! this would be such a sweet and inexpensive alternative for groomsmen!!

  • yay! i always get excited when i see a “boy-friendly” project!!! <3

  • Cool! I’ll have to force my mister to start wearing ties more often 😉
    xo Heather

  • Love it! cant wait to make some for my Misters birthday.


  • if man has to wear a tie, it should be definitely be a skinny one. I love those, very nice ideas 🙂

  • They look perfect,original and cheaper! Thanks for the post, it’s a great idea for a gift.

  • this is great. we were only talking today about me possibly making my mans tie for our wedding.. yay!


  • Very cool! I better bookmark this, since my boyfriend loves wearing ties.

  • So so lovely! I especially love the green gingham checked vintage tie. I know St. Patrick’s Day is over, but I’m totally still into green 🙂

  • You are KIDDING me. This post came at the PERFECT time. My hubs has been looking for new ties and straight ties just look the best on his small frame. This is PERFECT! Yes! I think I may make some as a gift for him soon. Ooh!

  • nice! love that you put in this mens DIY.. my bf will love it!


  • This is so cool! You can also take apart a vintage tie and trim it / sew it back up to make it skinnier. It’s pretty great, since most vintage ties are the fat, wide ones from the 70s and 80s (ack!)

  • Wow! those ties are very chic! In my country (Spain) will be a huge succes!!!
    Thanks for this post!

  • Elsie-

    Just came across your blog- love everything about it. I mean it. Thanks for the great tutorial!

  • This is actually super useful! My boyfriend prefers skinny ties (well, he prefers no ties) but he hates to buy clothing of any kind. This would make a great gift! Thanks for sharing!

  • This is awesome! My boyfriend loves skinny ties and his birthday is coming up next month. This just might be the perfect gift!

  • I’m not sure there’s much sexier than a man in a skinny tie. Especially that guy from 500 Days of Summer- hubba hubba!Rx

  • I did not know how to make skinny tie for mans. Thank you for the detailed DIY!


  • Ooooh! So awesome! I cant wait to make one for my man!!

  • i love making ties, it’s so easy. if you choose a lightweight fabric, you can always put a little iron on interfacing on it. works like a charm. 🙂

  • Wish I had seen this before I got married, haha. They are so cute! ♥

  • I love that you have so many original ideas! Nice to see a tutorial for men on here, too. Might give this one a go for my man 🙂

  • I would love to make a die to coordinate with a dress I’m making. Not matching, coordinating. I hate too matchy matchy.

  • Yay! No more trips to five stores to find the perfect skinny tie for boyfriend! Thanks

  • I love guys in skinny ties! Thanks for the tut!

  • That is awesome! Love it. My hubby doesn’t wear ties, but maybe I could get him to!

  • I love boys in skinny ties – I’ve been thinking about making a couple, it looks like it’s as easy as I thought. I’m thinking stripes and chevrons!

  • My hubster loves the skinny tie.
    This is so wonderful. I’ll definitely try this for him.

    You guys are giving out so many great ideas, there aren’t enough free hours and weekends to get them all in. 🙂

    ~Natasha Fatah~

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