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.

Embroider a Necktie   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.
Embroider a Necktie   Slide your needle under the long stitches, making sure you don't catch the fabric.
Embroider a Necktie   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.
Embroider a Necktie   Here are finished French tacks on both ends of the tie. Super cool! Super chic!
Embroider a Necktie   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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