Wednesday, February 23, 2011

March Class: Mens and Boys Ties



Just in time for Easter, you can make matching or coordinating ties for the men in your life.  This project requires a lot of cutting, so we will be doing this together in class.  The only thing you will need to do to prepare BEFORE CLASS is print out the pieces, tape them together, and cut out the interfacing.  {SEE DETAILS BELOW}.  This is also mainly hand sewn, so our machines will take a big break for most of the night.

Make sure to PRINT out the pattern pieces from The Purl Bee , cut, and tape them together.  Here are the links for either the MENS or BOYS ties.
The BOYS' tie is 46" and the MENS is 54" so you can reduce the size of the pattern pieces or enlarge them if you need to.   You can do that when you print out the pattern pieces by selecting it in your print options or later on a copier.

NOTE ON FABRIC SELECTION: Because ties are cut on the bias (or on a 45 ̊ angle), you need to pay special attention as you’re choosing fabrics. Tilt your head or the bolt of fabric 45 ̊ as you’re looking to know how it will look on the tie.

MATERIALS:

BOYS

  • 3/4-yard Fabric for Tie {suggested fabric: designer cottons, home dec sateen cottons, lightweight suiting}
  • 1/4-yard Fabric for Lining {suggested fabrics: lightweight cotton (such as Kona cotton), muslin, apparel lining}
  • 1/4-yard Sew in Stabilizer/Interfacing
  • 1 spool of thread in a color that compliments your fabric
  • 4 inch piece of ribbon for back of tie
  • Hand sewing needle 
  • Rotary cutter, board, and yard stick (optional but SUPER helpful)
  • Your basic sewing supplies
    Machine
    Machine manual
    Scissors
    Tape measure
    Straight pins
    Seam ripper
    Iron - A MUST
    Ironing board (we need at least 1 per 2 people)



MENS
  • 3/4-yard Fabric for Tie {suggested fabric: designer cottons, home dec sateen cottons, lightweight suiting}
  • 1/4-yard Fabric for Lining {suggested fabrics: lightweight cotton (such as Kona cotton), muslin, apparel lining}
  • 1 1/2-yards Heavyweight Sew-in Interfacing**
  • 1 yard light weight fusible interfacing**
  • ** pattern says "If you're planning on making more than two there is no need to get more interfacing- the amount of interfacing should suffice for at least four ties."
  • 1 spool of thread in a color that compliments your fabric
  • 5 inch piece of ribbon for back of tie
  • Hand sewing needle 
  • Rotary cutter, board, and yard stick (optional but SUPER helpful)
  • Your basic sewing supplies
    Machine
    Machine manual
    Scissors
    Tape measure
    Straight pins
    Seam ripper
    Iron - A MUST
    Ironing board (we need at least 1 per 2 people)


Please RSVP to let me know if you will be attending.  And as always, please feel free to ask me any questions.  See you on March 8th!!!

3 comments:

stina said...

Have you made a tie using any cotton fabric that doesn't have any shine to it? I'm thinking of trying to persuade Ethan to wear a tie by using some fun fabric that he likes, but those are usually cottons. Just wondering how it would look, since I usually think of ties as being a bit shiny. Looks fun!

Brianne-zam said...

yes i have! if you look at my blog and see our family picture at the top, i made those ties for the boys out of regular cotton. i think that this pattern is designed for cottons. the sky's the limit on ethan's choices:-)
hope that helps.
briana

The Dwelley's said...

I am making ties for the boys :) can't wait.