How to Make a Recycled Necktie Scrap Cuffcomments (5) October 3rd, 2008
This quick project uses up scraps from your deconstructed silk neckties. If you're starting from scratch, you can take a look at my previous tutorial for deconstructing a necktie. If you already have a pile of necktie-silk scraps, then cut six pieces, each measuring 2 inches x 3 inches. (A rotary cutter and ruler might make this easier.)
What you'll need:
- Assorted silk scraps from deconstructed neckties
- Lightweight fusible interfacing
- Sewing machine
- Coordinating thread
- 8-inch oval elastic cord, black
- Scrap of silk (or poly blend) backing fabric
- Interior padding from one necktie
- Double-sided fusible webbing
- Two 1/4-inch buttons
- Hand-sewing needle
Using the package instructions, fuse a piece of lightweight interfacing to the back of each silk piece.
Sew these pieces together in a row, matching the 3-inch sides. Sew with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
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