Thrift Store Skinny Tie Tutorial

September 1, 2010

Gabrielle from DesignMom posted about a great sewing project of her own and I wanted to share it with you. I know I don't post enough boy stuff. And I'm sorry for that. I wish I had some more boys in my life to sew for. Maybe someday:)

But Gabrielle's son, Ralph, liked skinny ties, but she said they are surprisingly hard to find — either too long or too expensive for a 13-year-old’s wardrobe. So she bought a whole bunch of regular sized ties at the thrift store for only $1 each. Unfortunately, the tailor said it would be $37 A PIECE to make them skinny. Pretty unbelievable, right. So, being the crafty mom that she is, she decided to do them herself.

Her tutorial is posted on her blog here. If you have a boy that likes to look hip give this little tut a try. And hey, if you have a hip husband this tutorial would probably work for larger ties too.

6 {comments}:

SimplyLunar said... Best Blogger Tips

That's a pretty good idea - might try it one day.

Summer Lewis said... Best Blogger Tips

I love her blog.
Anyway, I saw your Queen of Hearts costumes on It's still stunning.
Here's the link

Charlotte said... Best Blogger Tips

oh yay! this is great! my husband will ONLY wear the skinny tie. no fatty ties at our house. he is rather finicky about this sort of thing.... and the designer-y ties can be rather expensive. i will have to give this a try to surprise him. :)

thanks for sharing!

b. said... Best Blogger Tips

Cool link ~ thank you for sharing. ^__^

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Popbabe7 said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea, will give it a go for myself. I like wearing skinny ties with a shirt and sleeveless dress sometimes.

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