DIY Tie Napkin

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Add instant sophistication to your man’s outfit. It’s funny and makes a great gift, too.

Materials:

Cloth napkin
Real tie for template
Large piece of paper
Pen
Paper scissors
Ironing supplies: iron, ironing board, starch
Checkered, polka dot, striped, or plaid fabric for tie
Sewing supplies: pins, thread, fabric scissors
Sewing machine
Serger
Fray check

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Wash and iron napkin and tie fabric.  Lay out on a flat surface.

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Fold under corner of napkin.  This is what you will tuck into your shirt.

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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.

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Put piece of paper under the tie for pattern.

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Draw around tie.

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Cut out tie pattern.

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Fold tie pattern in half.

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Trim off uneven parts of the tie pattern so that the tie will be even on both sides.

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Fold over your washed and ironed tie fabric.

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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.

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Cut out tie using sharp fabric scissors.

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Cut a rectangle for the top of the tie.

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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.

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Iron tie parts flat.

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Place tie on napkin and pin bottom part of tie in place.  Sew it in place using a regular sewing machine.

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Trim off threads.

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Place tie rectangle over the bottom part of the tie and pin in place.  Sew in place using a regular sewing machine.

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Trim off any stray threads.

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Fray check corners of tie or anywhere that looks like it could fray.  Follow directions on bottle for drying and washing instructions.

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