this is my first post so sorry if i do this all wrong
and sorry if someone already posted something like this!
i was clicking around on craftster and found a topic where someone was looking for help on making a tie wallet, and someone gave them a link, i went to it, and i printed off the directions and i made it, but i modified it and added some things in (since it didnt even tell you to sew the sides down)
but i thought i'd post this and i hope you all like it- it is REALLY easy, even for me and i'm horrible at sewing!
*i used pictures of two ties- i hope its not too confusing!
all you need is a regular men's tie, needle, thread, and something like velcro or snaps
first you just cut your tie at the length you want. I recommend somewhere between 18 and 15 inches (this is measuring from the wide part up the tie)- it depends on if you want a taller wallet, or a smaller one, I cut about 15 or so inches...
then you lay the tie out so the back side is up. fold about 1 inch of the cut end up so that 1 inch of the good side is over the bad side.
sew it down, but only go through the top layer of cloth
it should look like this: http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v295/scubapansy/stiches.jpg
(the white is the material inside the tie)- it's ok if it doesnt look pretty, because you wont see it anyways
now flip the tie over onto the good side. fold about 1/3 of the way up. if you then folded the tip of the tie over it, the tip should just barely hang overhttp://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v295/scubapansy/tie3.jpg
next you are going to sew up the sides. Start sewing in the middle (at the top of the folded over piece where there is 3 pieces of cloth) and sew down to the bottom of the tie where there is 2 pieces.
when you are done, carefully flip the pouch you have made, inside out. it should look like something like this...http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v295/scubapansy/almost.jpg
the white line in the middle is where the opening is
now all you have to do is attach you velcro or alternative- just stick a piece on the back tip of the tie, and the other piece on the outside of your pouch!