It seems like women get all the attention when it comes to fashion; especially DIY fashion. But the reality of the situation is that us men have just as much creative room as women do, and it’s time we start acting like it. I’ve decided to mark Mondays as DIY Men’s Mondays just to highlight the virtually infinite possibilities that exist within the male DIY fashion world. To start off this new schedule, I found a wonderful tutorial by A Beautiful Mess that guides us through the process of making your own modern skinny ties from old, outdated skinny ties. Let’s do this!
- Fabrics of your choice
- Vintage skinny tie
- Sewing pins
- Sewing machine (or just needle and thread if unavailable)
Step One: Deconstruct
Take the old tie apart until it is one long strip. Pay careful attention to what kind of stitching the tie had since you will be mimicking it later.
Step Two: Pin it
Pin the fabric of the old tie to the fabric you chose for the new one.
Step Three: Crop it.
Using the old tie as a fabric pattern, cut your fabric of choice in the same shape and size as the vintage tie.
Step Four: Fold, Iron, Stitch
Lastly, mimic the folds of the old tie and iron the crap out of them. Use the same stitching pattern as the old tie as well, and voila! You have yourself a new skinny tie made by you!
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