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Topic: Necktie Hat - Now with tutorial!  (Read 96767 times)
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« on: November 11, 2004 04:24:54 PM »

Hi Girls,

I might have taken this a little too far.  It started with some wide 1970's ties that I just wasn't going to make into skirts becasue they were too ugly....

I had the image of a little elf hat in my head and after a couple of failed attempts I came up with this gem:

I hope this makes you smile!

These photos are of my daughter, Kaitlin, and her sweetheart, Jeff.   I know she's adorable and has completely gorgeous hair!

Here's my tutorial.   Anyone nuts enough to try this - please post photos -thanks!

Start with five or six really awful 1970's wide ties....

Now cut them off at about 7 inches.  Measure up the side of the tie - not from the point.

It is very important to remove this lining fabric from the ties. If it is basted, just pull out the stitches. If it is machine-sewn, trim it out with scissors. Also remove any labels.  Re-stitch the ties closed by hand.

Stitch the ties together starting at the bottom with a nice wide bartack, then continue to stitch up the sides with a nice wide zigzag. Finish with another bartack at the top. Sew all of the ties together.

Join the last two edges in the same manner. Topstitch about 1/4-inch in from the top raw edge.

Gather up the top of the hat with a doubled strand of heavy-duty thread. Tie off securely, but don't cut the thread.

Add a 1.5-inch covered button to the top. Stitch it securely, knot it off on the inside and cut the thread.

I cover the inside center gathered part of the hat with a fabric yoyo. Just cut a 5-inch circle, gather it up, secure it and glue it to the inside to cover up all of the messy raw edges.   I know what you're thinking....  That hat looks pretty cute inside out...  Why not put the button on the inside?.....  It's a whole new look....

All Done - LOVELY!
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2004 04:26:44 PM »

wow, from the side I think that's amazingly cute!   Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2004 04:29:20 PM »

It does look like an elf cap! Very nice, I really like it.

Did you just stich up the sides of the ties? Is it lined? If you don't want to wear it in public, can I have it? (Heeeee!)

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2004 04:36:42 PM »

I LOVE IT!  Is that a 70s button on the top?  Give a tutorial, please or maybe just a bit of how-to hints.  It almost looks like a flower if it was in similar colored fabrics.  Then it would be good for a fairy costume but I am off topic.  That is great!
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2004 07:20:22 PM »

AHH! Thats RAD. Tut please Smiley

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Sorry about all the old broken picture posts. I no longer have the files!

« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2004 08:07:12 PM »

Another good use for ties is always a good thing!

« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2004 10:19:33 AM »

That is so awesome!!!

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2004 01:57:39 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2004 02:23:20 PM »

You are the McGyver of ties........what can't you do with a tie?!?!?!?   That is too cute!

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