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From: sewhappyrtr
Date: 04-03-2007, 02:02 PM (1 of 5)
Hello, has anyone tried to make a man's tie? I mean the kind that they have to over and under fold to make the tie. I guess the old fashioned type. Is there any tips or tricks to sewing one? Any special fabric to use? What makes the tie stiffer? Thanks:nc: :nervous:
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From: AndreaSews
Date: 04-03-2007, 07:39 PM (2 of 5)
Hi there.
Did you mean a long necktie? Or a bow tie? There's a Vogue pattern ( out there with both. If you don't really feel you need the pattern for cutting, you could certainly go see the pattern at the store and read their instructions for pointers. The pattern I pointed out calls for a lining and a fusible interfacing, although, if I were using a high quality fabric, I might prefer to use a sew-in interfacing to add body to the project.
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From: Judi
Date: 04-03-2007, 08:30 PM (3 of 5)
I have used Simplicity pattern 9962 several times. It calls for a lightweight non fusible interfacing. If that exact pattern is no longer available, you can probably find another one in the mens wear section of the book. This pattern has a vest, robe, ties, cummberbund, scarf and slippers included in the pattern. I got it on sale of course, probably at Hancocks .99 sale.

They are not hard to make, but I did do quite a bit of hand basting to be sure the interfacing did not shift. I also hand stitched the seam on the back. They turned out quite nicely, and the fellows I made them for were pleased. Since I was using a fabric with a printed design I did do some 'fussy cutting' to get the design in just the right place on the 'front' side of the tie.

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From: paroper
Date: 04-04-2007, 11:22 AM (4 of 5)
They are very simple to make. I have often made bow ties or long ties to match brides' maid dresses. They are bias cut. There is a heavy interfacing that is sold that is used in tailoring and it is really good in ties, regardless of the weight. It doesn't wash well so if you are planning to make a tie to wash, it won't do, but it does make a big difference in the tie. The older patterns called for this specific type of interfacing, I don't know about the new ones. (Sorry, I can't remember the name of the interfacing).

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From: sewhappyrtr
Date: 04-06-2007, 02:18 PM (5 of 5)
thanks to all for your help. I meant the long ties, and I just wondered if they were hard to make or "fussy" with the stitching, or interfacing. Thanks
User: sewhappyrtr
Member since: 08-01-2006
Total posts: 43
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