Saturday, January 9, 2010

Old Tie Remake

The past few days we have been trying to get the closet and things cleaned out so we can start the New Year fresh. Both my Brandon and I ended up with a fairly good size pile of items to take to the thrift store. When I noticed that he had a bag full of old ties I immediately grabbed them and put them in with my fabric. I wasn't sure what I would do with them but I knew I couldn't just give them away.

I took them out today and looked over them to see if I could decide what to do with them. It didn't take me long to realize that they would make some fabulous headbands!

Ok the bottom one wasn't made out of a tie. That is the waistband of a shirt I was giving away!

Tie Headbands

You will need:
thread and needle
an old tie
thick elastic

Cut the bottom part off of the tie. Since the tie tappers on one end and gets wider on the other I cut out a middle piece so that it was more or less even. Measure and cut what you need. I used the sophisticated measuring technique of wrapping it around my head to see how much I needed.
Take the bottom part of the tie take out the stitching, and remove the liner. You are going to use the bottom part to make the flowers. You can either cut your own version free hand or head over to Wise Craft and read her great tutorial. Then you can use this great template like I did.
Take the top part of the tie and fold over and sew the ends. Then add a small piece of elastic between them so it looks like this.

Once you finish you can attach your pretty flower you made.
Now go and admire you beautiful new headband in the mirror. Mine was instantly taken and worn by someone...



michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Lvoe these! I will be highlighting these!

Staci at Craftify It ! said...

ADORABLE! I want to make some!!!

PS. I LOVE the look/layout of your blog, glad I found you! I'm your newest follower!

Nancy Leighton said...

Where are the instructions for a tie bag??

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