How to make a Mans tie
There are plenty of tie patterns , I used this one Tie pattern
For a first attempt make it up as a toille in a fabric you already have - I used a printed cotton, just to get the feel of it, and then be creative and make it in whatever takes your fancy.
Make sure that you choose a good quality sew in interfacing in a weight to complement the fabric whilst remaining pliable. I used Vilene Light weight sew- in
You now have your pattern and material, so here goes. (This bit applies to any project by the way, not just the mans tie.)
Cut out all the pattern pieces and lay them on your fabric taking note of the grain line which will be clearly marked. On this pattern the pieces are cut on the bias. (Ask me to demonstrate if you are not sure)
The next step is to transfer all the pattern markings onto the fabric. Dont skip this step as it makes it easier for you and makes for an accurate fit whatever you are sewing.
You will need your sewing machine and an iron.
Join the two ends and the middle together and press the seams open
We have to create neat points to the ends of the tie, so this is where you appreciate the effort you put in transferring all those markings onto your fabric. If you did not do it then please go back and do that step - you won't regret it I promise .
Sew across the points where marked, trim and press open.
You will probably also be glad by now that this is a practise tie and you are using some fabric which is easy to work and not the silk your partner wants you to use - that comes later.
When you have Turned the ends right side out and you will see that you have beautiful neat points. If you have not, undo it and start again , this is a practise tie remember, but you need to get it right eventually.
and this this one is totally appliqued with sequin highlights!