How to Make a Recycled Necktie Scrap Cuff

comments (9) October 3rd, 2008     

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Sister_Diane Diane Gilleland, contributor
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This cute little cuff bracelet is a super-easy quilting project. And the necktie silk lends elegance.
I like to use a bunch of different neckties as the basis for this cuff—just choose colors and patterns that work together.
Hiding in the center of the cuff and giving it a bit of body is a piece of the interior padding from one of the neckties.
This cute little cuff bracelet is a super-easy quilting project. And the necktie silk lends elegance.

This cute little cuff bracelet is a super-easy quilting project. And the necktie silk lends elegance.

Photo: Diane Gilleland
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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
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • 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


Cut six 2-inch x 3-inch pieces of necktie silk, and fuse lightweight interfacing to the backs.

Using the package instructions, fuse a piece of lightweight interfacing to the back of each silk piece.

Sew along the 3-inch edge, using a 1/4-inch seam allowance.

Sew these pieces together in a row, matching the 3-inch sides. Sew with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.

Wrap the strip around your wrist to check the length. Add more pieces as needed.

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Comments (9)

lordjennifer writes: Thanks for share it.. I also must make this..
Posted: 4:34 am on August 8th
kaseyblondenem writes: great mind.. You are the master of the craft..
Posted: 2:34 am on August 8th
Rebeclay writes: One of the nice stuff!
Posted: 3:37 am on August 3rd
IsiaOneal writes: Beautiful
Posted: 12:33 am on February 27th
RomanZusef writes: Beautiful flowers! I will try to make something similar :) I hope to be good

Posted: 2:58 am on January 22nd
sigridsoto writes: I just had my husband part with his neckties but i keep a lot of then why i just like the print but now you have inspired me thank you
Posted: 5:40 am on January 25th
RubyKitty writes: There's some great fabric to be found in old neckties, and they regularly appear in thrift shops. Often silk and in good condition, if just needing a wash. I've seen a lovely design for coin purses too with the pointy end of the tie making the fold-over part of the purse.
Love the wrist cuff.
Posted: 3:41 am on November 21st
leethal writes: love it!! you sure are the master of tie crafts!
Posted: 8:50 pm on October 3rd
paperrain writes: I must make this! I love the whole wrist cuff idea, and this looks SO soft. Your tutorials are always so thorough and at the same time easy to follow. Wrist cuffs for every season! That's what I say.
Posted: 2:30 pm on October 3rd
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