How to Make Necktie Valentinescomments (12) February 12th, 2013
Sometimes, you need a way to say "Happy Valentine's Day" in a tailored way, and thrift-store neckties provide a great solution. This project goes together in minutes, and you can use your necktie hearts in lots of ways.
What you'll need:
- Two coordinating neckties
- Fusible web (see below)
- Hand-sewing needle and coordinating thread
- Glue (optional)
- Pin back (optional)
- Blank card (optional)
A note on fusible web: If you're not familiar with this wonder material, it's essentially a kind of glue-mesh that you place between layers of fabric. Apply a hot iron, and the layers are fused together. For this project, I'm using double-stick Steam-A-Seam.
Begin by trimming the neckties. Decide which one will be the most prominent part of your finished heart, and cut it 5 inches from the narrow end. Since neckties vary so much, you'll need to trim the second tie visually. Lay the cut tie over the second tie as shown. Adjust them so the top of the heart shape looks cute.
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