Add instant sophistication to your man’s outfit. It’s funny and makes a great gift, too.
Real tie for template
Large piece of paper
Ironing supplies: iron, ironing board, starch
Checkered, polka dot, striped, or plaid fabric for tie
Sewing supplies: pins, thread, fabric scissors
Wash and iron napkin and tie fabric. Lay out on a flat surface.
Fold under corner of napkin. This is what you will tuck into your shirt.
Set out a real tie on the napkin. Line up the tip of the tie with that of the napkin. Make sure there is 2-3 inches between the bottom of the tie and the bottom of the napkin.
Put piece of paper under the tie for pattern.
Draw around tie.
Cut out tie pattern.
Fold tie pattern in half.
Trim off uneven parts of the tie pattern so that the tie will be even on both sides.
Fold over your washed and ironed tie fabric.
Set your tie pattern on the fabric and pin in place. You want the fold of the pattern to match up with the fold of the fabric.
Cut out tie using sharp fabric scissors.
Cut a rectangle for the top of the tie.
Using a serger, sew around both tie parts. Trim off thread edges. If you don’t have a serger, fold under seam allowance and iron for a crisp edge. Then sew to napkin using your regular sewing machine.
Iron tie parts flat.
Place tie on napkin and pin bottom part of tie in place. Sew it in place using a regular sewing machine.
Trim off threads.
Place tie rectangle over the bottom part of the tie and pin in place. Sew in place using a regular sewing machine.
Trim off any stray threads.
Fray check corners of tie or anywhere that looks like it could fray. Follow directions on bottle for drying and washing instructions.