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« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2004 10:55:41 AM »

I'm going to make a tie skirt with all my Dad's old ties. he was going to throw them out!!!  Shocked I was outraged! So i rescused them and made a belt and a bag, but have run out of ideas, so it's gonna be a skirt.

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« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2004 02:40:47 PM »

And as ties are naturally cut on the bias they make great bias tape substitute, especially the silk ones.
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2004 10:10:48 PM »

I actually have made a watch out of a tie. The first time i bought it at a local store (webpage: www.thinkneves.com) For much cheaper than the online price (they now sell them at urban outfitters for way more than that too!). All you have to find is a wide watchface, a silk men's necktie (or a slim one, just not one that is too chunky bc it won't go through the watchface) velcro and snaps. then, well, you cut out the slimmer part of the tie off (can use the rest to make a tie coin wallet) then mesaure where to put the snaps (after mesauring the two wrap-arounds you did on your wrist) and velcro goes right below the watch face. Oh, i will just have to make a tutorial for this someday. But, i cant get to my watch at the moment.
« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2004 01:56:59 PM »

I followed the directions of another post on here...and made the neckties purse!  I've gotten tons of compliments on it...and it was SO easy!


« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2004 11:30:50 AM »

This isn't really a *craft*, but I think you who appreciate the neckties will like it anyway.  Several years ago, I was at a get-together at the home of someone I didn't know very well, and she had the coolest Christmas tree.  She had gotten a real tree (I think this wouldn't look as good on a fake tree) and had draped neckties all over it, like you drape that "icicle" stuff, only bigger.  She had specifically used the "old" type of ties, you know, from the 60s or 70s, slightly tacky, and for the "star" on top of the tree, she had a Shriners fez!  It was really great.


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« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2004 04:07:58 PM »

I have a friend who's sewing neckties to a dress for homecoming. I can't wait to see the end product.
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« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2004 09:27:11 PM »

I've started making belts out of thrist store ties.  I cut the widest part off of one, and sew that end onto the thin part of another (extra points if they clash!).  Attach a D-Ring to the thin part of the first tie, and thread the wide part of the second one through it, and VOILA!!! A belt.  Usually, I stencil the logo from one of my favorite bands on the end that hangs down...and sometimes some lyrics around the rest.  If my camera was working, I'd take some pictures.

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« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2004 06:40:06 PM »

use em as belts
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« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2004 09:24:13 AM »

My boyfriend is probably going to have me committed when he comes over this weekend.  I now have probably 200 or more ties sitting in my living room.  One of the thrift stores right by me had a bag of about 30 ties for $2 a few weeks ago, and I snagged it.  About a week later, there were two similar bags for $2, which I grabbed.  And then last night I went back, and they had 4 bags waiting for me!  I've gotten some odd looks from people in the store though.  Expesically last night when I bought 4 large bags of ties, and two large bags of buttons.

I've been making pillows out of them.  And will be making some clutches/purses and maybe some make-up bags, as gifts.  I may also try making a lampshade with some.  And I'm going to make some of those flowers made from neckties another Craftster posted a few weeks ago.  I'm also considering making a throw blanket out of some of them, too. 
« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2004 08:53:49 AM »

Good for you!  That's excellent.  The craftster who posted the necktie flowers also has some incredible projects on her blog, so check that out.  The clothing brand Riley sells a couple items made from ties (check ebay for inspiration), including ties running down the sides of sweatpants, for the side of a tube top, a tie as one strap on a halter top, etc.  There are also a couple of craft books still in print involving necktie projects, including "Daddy's Ties" by Shirley Botsford, and "Tied Up" by Design Originals.  Basically, the possibilities are endless, because ties can be thought of as small pieces of beautiful fabric to be utilized in any project.  I bought a couple of pin-up ties on ebay (the vintage hand painted ones are little works of art), and want to showcase them in a skirt.  I'm obsessed with ties now!

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