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From: poet9821
Date: 05-04-2004, 11:31 PM (1 of 3)
Help!!! My boyfriend's sister is getting married June 16. She has asked me to sew 2 men's neckties. They are to be made from the same material as the flowergirls' dresses. It's a lavender rayon (I think) material. What is the easiest (and quickest way) way to do this? Can I get a pattern? I need help, as I am more of a quilter than a seamstress!!!
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From: paroper
Date: 05-05-2004, 06:33 AM (2 of 3)
Piece of cake! There should be patterns in every pattern catalog...just find one on sale for 99 cents...they are bias problem. If you just happen to have a sewing label, when you are finished, add one to the designer ties...nice touch and it gives them something to put the "tail" in.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 05-05-2004, 11:09 AM (3 of 3)
The secret to making a beautiful , elegant looking tie is "follow the directions " for interfacings etc,. Also MOST important is do NOT do a final press without some padding inside.. If you press a crease on the edge , your tie will look like a piece of junk... I always used a hand towel in exactly the size to fit inside and then I steam the tie and do not actually touch the iron to it..Back in the dark ages when I was married, Ex-H was a salesman, so I made him lots of ties..He wanted to be Beau Brummel .. The actual construction is easy.. Do use the label. A good tie always has one to tuck the end in for neatness..:cool:
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