Aug 15, 2011

The {Skinny Tie} Tutorial

Working at Neiman Marcus the Hubby has come to appreciate the {Skinny Tie} Most of his ties are the traditional wide tie & he was wanting something new. He said to me the other day, "I want a hobby like you, I want to do something creative!" I told him to look around the Blog-o-sphere for some "Man DIY's"
A few days passed, I walked into the living room & guess what I found...my husband...sewing...& ironing!! The clouds opened & I heard angels singing, hallelujah!! So proud of the Hubs & his craftiness!

Justin's DIY {Skinny Tie} Tutorial
Find yourself a good example tie (you can wing it if you don't)
Use a seam ripper to open your tie & position your template tie
Use a permanent marker & dot an outline of your template tie 
Cut your batting & equivalent proportions of the actual tie
Use and iron to smooth out the old creases in the tie
Make your new folds & set them with your iron
Sew your tie back together, making sure you don't go through the entire tie, just the back & the batting
Voila! Your very own skinny tie!
So impressed that my hubby did this all on his own! This was his first DIY project, I can't wait to see what he comes up with next!

Happy crafting y'all! Linking up HERE


14 comments :

  1. I love this! I just came across your blog and love it {I'm a dallas girl too!}

    Your newest follower,
    Megan

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  2. I am so pround of you Justin...way to go....Momma Jean

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  3. Very impressive!

    Thanks for sharing, lovely girl!

    ♥Jazmin

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  4. I'm SO impressed...my hubby can barely sew on a button :)

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  5. Love it! And I love the fact that your hubby was gettin' crafty!

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  6. I know right?! Who would have thought, my 6 foot 4, basketball dunking, football loving, hubby sewing and ironing? hehe I guess I'm rubbing off on him!

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  7. Thanks so much for linking up!
    We are going to keep this going every Tuesday...
    Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun, so invite your friends.
    :0) Heather & Rose

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  8. awesome tutorial. Thanks for linking up!

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  9. This is SO creative! I love that it is really that simple. Super cute!

    I would love to have you share this at my first link party--

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-1.html

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  10. So cool! I've been wanting to make some skinny ties for my daughters, but haven't been able to find any good tutorials anywhere. What a stroke of good luck to see your link-up over at "What Allie's Making Now."!

    New follower,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  11. Very nice - and great tutorial.

    I'm hosting a fabric giveaway over at my blog - swing by if you get a chance: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/08/fabric-love-21-fabric-giveaway-end-of.html

    -Q @ JAQS

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  12. this is amazing! so creative!
    i am a new follower of your blog and would love if you came and stopped by mine! i have a blog design giveaway going on right now!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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