Want to sew a necktie for Christmas? Fun to do and no stress about your boyfriends (or husbands) boring christmas outfit this year. Make a matching necktie to go with that colbert he has or to go with your outfit. In this blog we'll teach you how to sew a necktie with the Motiflow fabric. Believe it or not, but it's not difficult at all! Also nice as a present for under the Christmas tree.
What do you need?
• Cotton Satin from 50 x 100 cm. This is the smallest fabric size at Motiflow. You will also keep some left-overs for decorating your gifts! Or how about making a mini kids tie for your son?
• Sewing pattern paper
• Sewing machine
• Textile scissor
• A handsome man who can wear it! 😉
How to get started?
1. Choose your fabric
First of all, it's important to choose what kind of necktie you want to make. A real eyecatcher or just a necktie with a small, minimalistic pattern? At Motiflow you'll definitely find the right fabric! Search on color or 'tag'. It's also fun to make the necktie personal by choosing a motive with an item your husband or boyfriend likes a lot. Whatever you're thinking of right now, we will have it in a pattern!
2. Make the sewing pattern
Then it's time to make the sewing pattern. You can do this all by yourself! Lay a necktie (check your boyfriends drawer!) on the sewing pattern paper and trace it. After that you can thicken the lines by using a ruler. After that, you draw a wide margin around (about 2 centimeter on both sides). This way you'll have enough space for a nice finish; you will use this margin to fold it to the back in the end.
Pay attention: when you're tracing the necktie you will see it's longer than the length of the fabric. That's why you should cut the sewing pattern paper in half. About 68 cm from the bottom of the necktie. This way the annexation will be in the right spot.
Can't find a tie? In that case you can draw a cross at the bottom of your sewing pattern paper. From this cross you can make a triangular-shaped point for the underside. You can determine how wide it should be. For the length you can maintain 145 centimeter.
3. Pin and cut
When you finished you're selfmade sewing pattern it's time to pin it on the fabric and cut it out. Because your sewing pattern consists of two parts, it's important that the pattern on the fabric still goes on/repeats.
4. Fringe the edges
After you cut the tie out of the fabric, it's time to fringe the edges. Fold all the edges about a half centimeter and pin it. The edges can be difficult. After you stitched everything, it's time to fringe the edges.
5. Put the parts together
You now have two parts of the necktie with fringed edges! Time to get them together. Put the parts on each other as you can see on the photo. Pin it so the parts can't move and pay attention that the pattern goeds trough/repeats well. After you pinned it, you can sew the parts together with the sewing machine.
6. Fold inside and finish it
Now it's time to fold the necktie in the right shape! Fold the edges to the inside (check the picture). This way you'll have a neat finish at the front as well as the back. Stitch the edges together with a few loose stitches by hand, with about 5 centimeter in between. Make sure you don't push the needle to the front, because you will see this! After you've done so, also stitch the edges in the point together, so the fold will stay in place.
Big change your tie is a bit crooked now. Iron it and your self-made necktie ánd perfect gift for the holidays is finished!