Sew a tie!

With Father’s Day around the corner I thought it would be nice to feature a men’s project on our homepage this week (and a quick and easy one at that!)

This cool tie was made using a free pattern by Puking Pastilles that I found on Sew Mama Sew. Even with the hand-stitched finishing, it was done in a couple of hours. And if you pick the right fabric this tie will get a lot of wear – what a fun and satisfying project!

For this tie, I used the Universe Night print from Curious Nature by David Butler. I was also very tempted to use Starcomb Darkwater which I think would look really cool too.

If you want something lighter, I like Showers in blue from Thomas Knauer’s Flock collection. Or if you have a kid-at-heart on your hands, how about one of the Scribbles from Happy Drawings? When you pick out fabric, remember that the tie will be cut on the bias so you have to turn the fabric and imagine how it will look!

My one piece of advice for this pattern is to make the front just a bit narrower – maybe half an inch on each side. It’s pretty wide but that’s easy enough to fix – but don’t over do it! The pieces look huge once you cut them out, but you do need a lot of fabric for those neat folds!

If you make a tie for Father’s Day or any other day, please add your snaps to our Flickr group!

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