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« on: February 11, 2004 08:47:27 AM »

Ok first I have to confess I Love ties! I always have and now i have two girls that love them also.  We're always doing something fun with them and collecting them. If you read Dear Abby you may have seen the different uses people have been sending in for old ties...the standards like belts, purses, skirts, etc. but yesterday i saw the funnest one. Make a christmas tree skirt !!! I'm thinking how fun would that be made out of christmas ties Huh We have a huge collection including comic strip charachters, tree lights, snowmen, some really cool ties! (can you tell I'm excited lol)

Some other ideas were  aprons, church altar cloths to use on father's day , rugs, tablerunners, bears, wall hanging, quilted wreath and this sounded very cool...a prom dress! lol Some very nifty ideas. Time for a tie hunt Smiley Make sure you post pics if you try anything new with ties.
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2004 09:10:31 PM »

this is a fun thing to do with old ties...take a one-shouldered tank top (or just cut an old shirt into one) and make the other shoulder out of a tie. you can have it so the tie is just a strap, or you can extend it down the length of the shirt. unfortunaltely i cant post a picture to show exactly what i mean, but its really easy to do and it looks cute. especially if you have a solid colored shirt and a tie with a crazy print
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2004 09:50:09 AM »

I found an oodle of old ties today, so I really need ideas! I think I'll sew them up and make a bag...

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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2004 02:14:41 PM »

i made the tie choker thing that somebody posted and it turned out wonderfully! but what should i do with the rest of the tie?
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2004 02:19:39 PM »

Make a bracelet, just scale down the chocker.
Use pieces for a crazy quit, make hair ties, cover buttons, cut in strips & weave or braid into coasters, rugs, or place mats.
make sachets....
decoupage onto a box in t a crazy quilt design
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2004 06:48:14 PM »

i had a brainstorm today while i was sewing some messenger bags...use an old necktie as the strap of the bag. neckties are soft and flat, so they make good straps to go over your shoulder.  most of them are the right length for a messenger bag or other kinds of over-the-shoulder purse. and they add alot of interesting design and color to the bag.
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2004 08:05:15 PM »

speaking of ties, I recently got one at my local thrift store for a quarter and use it as a barrette, pin, and pendant holder.  I just tied it as a tie, pinned the barrettes and pins on, and used safety pins to attach the pendants.  I then put it over my closet door and voila!
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2004 05:15:34 AM »

I bought a bunch of cool old ties at a thrift store to make tie cuffs. I could make 2 cuffs with each tie, one from each end. Unfortunately, four of the ties I bought were 70's style with the really wide ends and I couldn't make cuffs with those ends so instead I made little change purses and glasses cases. I think that I am going to save all of the tie centers and make a quilt.

« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2004 02:27:33 PM »

you should try tying 'em around your waist for a belt
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2004 02:40:33 PM »

Yes, using ties for straps/purse handles are great. I used a tie to simply cover a hndle that I didn't like once and that worked well cuz it had some extra support.

also using the fat end is super easy to make a small bag.   Cut it the length ya want turn inside out and sew the straight part into a botom the turn right side out and the point is the flap(closure)  Ya can add either some snaps , velcro or like a button loop thingy. cute, fast and fun!!
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