Men’s Neck Tie
- Camelot Fabrics: Iconic Collection Mod Weave Quilting Cotton, 44”-wide, 1/2 yd.; Solid Satin Dark Navy, 58” wide, 1/2 yd.
- Polyester ribbon, scrap
- Sewing machine, needle, and matching thread
- Fusible interfacing, 44”-wide, 1/2 yd.
- Lighter or match
- Fabric marker
- scissors, transparent tape, straight pins, iron and pressing surface, container of water, tweezers, sewing needle
Pattern - Men's Neck Tie
- 1. Print out full-size pattern. Print pattern trimming along marked borders; tape pieces together following lettered triangles. Cut out pattern pieces.
- 2. Use fabric marker to trace pattern onto wrong side of cotton fabric. Pin cotton to satin with wrong sides together. Cut patterns from both fabrics.
- 3. With wrong sides facing up, position cotton pieces on pressing surface and cover with fusible interfacing with adhesive side facing down. Iron well to form bond, remove from pressing surface, and cut interfacing flush with edges of cotton pieces.
- 4. Assemble matching tie pieces, cotton to cotton and satin to satin, with right sides together using 3/8" seam allowance. Machine-sew individual pieces together along Seams 1 and 2 as indicated on pattern. Press seams open using gentle heat on satin.
- 5. Machine-sew satin tie to cotton tie with right sides together using 1/2" seam allowance, leaving gap as indicated on pattern. Clip corners and press seams open.
- 6. Turn tie right side out; whipstitch opening closed.
- 7. Fold long sides of tie toward center with satin sides facing, overlapping slightly at wider end. Press fold lines. See Figure 1.
- 8. Cut 2-1/2" ribbon length. Carefully melt ends with lighter or match flame. Caution: Hold ribbon with tweezers to avoid burns. Keep basin of water near to douse flame if necessary. Whipstitch short ends of ribbon to center back of tie, approximately 14" from wide end of tie.
- 9. Hand-sew long edges of tie together, approximately 5" from wide end of tie.