I am trying to make a tie
Hi there. I am trying to make my very first tie and would appreciate any and all advice anyone has. I am using two fabrics, one is a silk duppioni, and one is a shot taffeta. I am curious to know if anyone has made one and what difficulties they ran into. I am having trouble finding the right interlining for the tie, and have opted to try my first couple with a good quality hair canvas, coupled with an acetate lining.
if anyone has any good tips and trix…!
You are reminding me that one of the projects on my long list is to make ties. I just checked over some of DH's ties to see if I could come up with some pointers for you. These are really gorgeous designer ties (Bronzini, Dior, etc.) that he gets every Christmas from a company that he does business with. What I see is that the interlining is cut on the bias and that it is made from anything from soft thin wool to a medium linen. I didn't see anything as firm as hair canvas.
The interlining does not come down the full length of the tie but stops about 2/3 of the way to the tip of the larger end. I think it is there to add some body in the area that makes up the knot.
That's not much information, but I hope it helps.
*thanks Judy.I thought of using linen as well, but I didn't have any that was stable enough on hand. I think the hair canvas is too stiff as well...Thank you for your insights
*I have not made ties but I did read about them on a mailing list. Someone there suggested buying old ties at thrift shops, garage sales or the like and using the interfacing from them for the new ties.
*There's a specific interfacing for ties made of woven wool, I think. It's called Armo Rite(R) and they carry it at JoAnn's. I've made ties with a pattern from Birch Street Clothing (www.birchstreetclothing.com) called the Seven-Fold Tie, and it works great. It's the only tie pattern I found that listed the specific interfacing.
*helllooooo again!So I have now made three ties, two out of silk duppioni, one from shot poly taffeta. I ended up making up my own tie pattern. It was easier than I thought. The reason I didn't copy an old tie , was the shaping was not right, i needed to have a tie which was wide at the tip and narrow at the knot. So I made the pattern myself, it was very easy. As for the interfacing...hair canvas on the bias, along with facing the self fabric with a light weight poly cotton broadcloth. I will honestly say that these ties are by far and away the BEST ties I have EVER owned or worn. I am so very impressed...i shall just have to make more of them!!!thanks for the suggestions!!!
*High five Thimble!Thanks for telling us about your success. That's what we all like to hear and cheer!Good on you!
*I have made four ties out of an African print cotton and they turned out beautifully. I just used a Simplicity or McCalls pattern and regular interfacing as called for in the pattern directions. It was a fun project and after the first one, a very simple project.
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