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« on: April 19, 2004 11:25:54 PM »

I decided that thrift store ties would make great flower pins.  Here's how I made them:

-Needle & thread
-Tacky glue
-1" bar pin
-Big bead (or button or whatever you like!)

1) Wash, line dry and iron the ties if you want to get rid of that thrift store funk.  I used woolite and cold water and my ties came out fine.

2) Cut 8 to 10" off the wide end of the tie, then fold back the end of the longer segment and trim about 3/4" from the interfacing at an angle:

3) Fold the cut end of the tie down inside itself, and handstitch closed.

4) Starting about 2" from the narrow end of the tie, make a running stitch along one edge:  
When you get to the other end, keep going along the cut and sewn edge.  You should end up at the longer end of the angled cut you made (at the top in the picture in Step 2).

5) Gather as you go; the tie should curl up nicely:

6) When you're done, pull the gathers very tight.  Arrange the spirals that the tie makes so that they form three tiers of "petals."  Pull the 2" tail you left in Step 4 down through the center.  Fluff and arrange the gathers to your liking.

7) Flip the flower over and stitch the end of the tie to the little tail you pulled through to secure it.  
Then stitch or glue the tail down to the underside of the flower.

8. Glue or sew your bead to the center top of the flower.

9) Cut a square from the leftover tie fabric, and a circle about 1.5" across from cardboard.

10) Glue the cardboard circle into the center of the fabric square, and then fold the extra fabric over the edges of the circle and glue that down too.

11) Grab yourself still more glue and coat the underside of the fabric/cardboard circle.

12) Press the circle against the underside of your flower.  Then glue your pin to the circle.

And here's the results:



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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2004 12:00:12 AM »

Those are fantastic!  I am all about the tie projects right now!

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2004 10:17:20 AM »

that's so neat!  I suppose you can do the same with those pretty gauzy hankerchefs that you find at the thrift store?  I wonder how it would look
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2004 01:19:18 PM »

awesomeness!  I am a sucker for pretty ties, but never wear them, I have only made bracelets from them, but now i have something else to try!
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2004 09:45:49 PM »

that is so beautiful! they look a bit like those crocheted flowers that you can find, i love those they look lov-ely

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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2004 08:24:41 AM »

Very cool idea!!! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2004 02:05:23 PM »

Very cool and a great tutorial! I love the little pearl (button, whatever...)  in the middle -- it really makes the piece! I bet that would look awesome on a gift package too! Wink

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2004 02:44:07 PM »

Cool! I'll have to try this.
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2004 07:39:42 PM »

That is such a fabulous idea!  Executed beautifully!  It's a great use for all of my husband's stained ties!!! Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2004 04:49:38 PM »

Very classy.
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