We 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!1. 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!You 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
Men’s Skinny Tie DIY
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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 😉 http://www.mimifashionland.com/
I really Like this! Its Soo Cool!
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!!
Such a great idea! Love it
cute! I should do this for my boyfriend!
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 😉
if man has to wear a tie, it should be definitely be a skinny one. I love those, very nice ideas 🙂
Love it! cant wait to make some for my Misters birthday.
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!
HAve to try this!
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!)