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« on: June 11, 2004 06:23:55 AM »

this is my first post so sorry if i do this all wrong Sad 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! Smiley
*i used pictures of two ties- i hope its not too confusing!
]http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v295/scubapansy/tie.jpg

Tutorial:
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 Smiley
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 over
http://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!
have fun!
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2004 09:49:27 AM »

Congrats on your 1st post - it's an awesome project!  It's such a simple project and the materials are so readily available...I can't wait to make one.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2004 04:53:05 PM »

Yeah, what an easy project! A girl at my school has a pouch purse thing made from a tie.
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2004 08:42:22 AM »

i REALLY like these!

i always wanted soemthing cute to do with my ties... but a lot of tie-related projects look tacky to me.

this is great too, because you can still use the other end for other stuff!

example.... those cute chokers lekkner makes [im too lazy to find the link]

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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2004 09:43:52 AM »

yeah, i'm still thinking of other things to do with the ends, but chokers are neat too
http://www.lekkner.com/diy.twoties.html

thanks for all the compliments!!! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2004 09:39:06 AM »

Great idea, artsypansy. I revamped your idea a bit to make myself a cell phone holder out of a tie, and it turned out supercute; thanks for the inspiration!


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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2004 09:53:32 AM »

ooh, i made one of these a wee while back .... it was to carry my 'tampons and panty liners'  so they didnt get messed up in my big bag... funny!  (the tie wallet is a perfect size for about 6 tampons and a few liners) Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2004 09:58:53 AM »

Hi, I made one of those a while back! Yours is much much much better, mine is too long and skinny :S But your is wonderful!
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2004 01:17:52 PM »

super awesome, I can't thik of just one thing to use them for, I'll have to make a bunch
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2004 08:13:02 PM »

Thats awesome!!! So much things to do with ties!!! Its great!!! Now I have to find a bunch for real cheap...
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