How to Embroider a Necktie

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erika_kern Erika Kern, contributor
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A little embroidery goes a long way in making this tie super-special. I decided I wanted a subtler effect, so I stitched the image using the blue from the tie.
A simple, inexpensive, store-bought tie serves as the base for this project.
Open the back of the tie, about one-third of the way, and remove the tag and the loop.
A little embroidery goes a long way in making this tie super-special. I decided I wanted a subtler effect, so I stitched the image using the blue from the tie.

A little embroidery goes a long way in making this tie super-special. I decided I wanted a subtler effect, so I stitched the image using the blue from the tie.

Photo: Erika Kern
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To add the final bit of pizzazz, here's how you do the oh-so-fancy French tack.

  Most high-end ties are closed using a French tack. To make this closure, you want to first make two or three long stitches across the area you want to close.
  Slide your needle under the long stitches, making sure you don't catch the fabric.
  Making the French tack is a lot like making a blanket stitch. Bring your needle down and over your floss, pulling it tight around the long stitches. Push your stitches close together to make the tack loop.
  Here are finished French tacks on both ends of the tie. Super cool! Super chic!
  Your finished tie, all stitched up and ready to go!

 

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Comments (2)

erika_kern writes: That's wonderful!
Posted: 11:22 pm on January 9th
beinred writes: Good job on the how-to. I used it and made a great birthday gift. You can see it here: http://beinred.blogspot.com/2009/01/embroidered-necktie.html
Posted: 10:05 pm on January 6th
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