Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Newborn/Baby, Toddler/kid, and Adult Skinny Tie Tutorial

Now that I have two little boys I like to make matching Ties for them.  And I thought hey, since I am making ties why not make one for my husband as well? So I did.  This has got to be the easiest way to make a tie.  So if you want to know how to make a newborn or baby skinny tie, a kid sized skinny tie, or even an adult skinny tie check out this tutorial.

This project is very easy and it could be the perfect father's day present.  What dad doesn't want a tie for fathers day?  I think some of them expect it.  I like how much more variety you can get when you make your own ties.

Materials needed:
1/4 yard fabric (I used cotton)
sewing machine
elastic (child/newborn size only)

1) Cut your fabric.  You will need three pieces for the elastic ones (a front and back for the tie, and one for the neck piece) or just a front and back if making the adult size.

Neck Piece- 3" by 6"
newborn/toddler- 13" long, fat end 1 3/4" wide skinny end 1" wide
kid- 22" long fat end 2" wide skinny end 1 1/4" wide
adult- 66"long (or use half pieces hooked together) fat end 3" wide back end 1 1/2" wide

Once you know your measurements just draw straight lines from the front end of the tie to the back end. It should taper.  Then ad in a point in the front or just leave it square.  Your pieces should look like a regular tie shape.

2) Pin right sides together.
3) Sew three sides of the tie leaving the very small end open.  Then sew along the long part of the neck piece leaving both ends open.
4) Turn both pieces inside out, so they are now the right way.  Iron it flat.
5) Fold the ends in and sew it shut.  I just used the machine because no one should see this part anyway.
6) Figure out how long you need the elastic (I did about 8"), tuck it into the ends and sew them shut.

7) Tie the tie onto the neck piece.

Now I just need to make a few more.


Stylishly in love said...

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Nicole said...

Thank you for this! My boys love ties. I made them bow ties for a wedding. I like the skinny tie look, cute!

KariMarie said...

Leighton wants you to make him a skinny tie. ;)

Anonymous said...

Plenty of gorgeous you have done here. I am always wear this type of skinny ties for all parties.


Unknown said...

Love this! I have to make one for my little guy. Thanks so much for the tutorial! I am following you now :)

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