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looking for men’s necktie patterns

sewnstuff | Posted in Patterns on

Hi, I’m collecting references to patterns for men’s neckties. Can’t wait to hear what’s out there, bye!


  1. windylou | | #1

    Glad you brought up the subject..My husband only wears

    clip-on ties... and they are so boring !

    I would like to buy him some cool ties and convert them to clip-ons.

    DOes anyone know how to do this?

    I have never seen the pieces needed in a store.

    Thank you

    Windy Lou

    1. sewnstuff | | #2

      Hi windylou,Here's all I have so far, a link to Necktie Interfacing:http://sewing.about.com/library/sewnews/mc/aamc0104f.htmAll other websites I've seen want to sell you a necktie, and not provide patterns so you can sew it yourself. I think it's a conspiracy!

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      Dianna | | #19

      Buy one at a thrift store and take it apart to use the components.  Fabric becomes your pattern.

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    MrsRussell | | #3

    This is a question that is regularly asked in this group - (you might care to do a search in the archive) however, the best solution IMO would to dismantle an existing tie and use it as a pattern -remember that ties are cut on the bias - hence they use quite a lot of fabric.

    shelly in Jerusalem

    1. sewnstuff | | #4

      How do they make the sharp crease in the store-bought neckties?

      Edited 9/25/2005 9:01 am ET by sewnstuff

      1. Elisabeth | | #5

        A perfect press on a quality fabric makes a nice fold. Here is a site you might enjoy http://www.users.bigpond.com/landman_m/TYKcontents.htm#Contents

        1. sewnstuff | | #7

          Thanks for the link, I bookmarked it. There's enough there to keep me busy for a long time. Do you mean "pressing" with a steam iron?

          1. Elisabeth | | #8

            Yes, usually with a steam iron and with a press cloth so you don't get shiny marks on the fabric. Silk organza makes a great press cloth but I use that because I have remnants lying around. You can use any light weight cotton that doesn't have colors in it to bleed. Sewing stores sell press cloths so you could get an idea of the type of fabric. I think the packaged things are overpriced though.

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        MrsRussell | | #6

        If you examine a good quality silk tie, you'll notice that they don't have that sharp crease. It's simply folded and steamed very lightly - further more, many good quality ties are sewn double - This you'll notice when you try dismantling a good tie.shelly in Jerusalem

    2. windylou | | #9

      I assumed that I would need to dismantle the  original tie...

      What I need to know is ..

      How do I put together a "clippy" / "clip-on" tie ???

      Thanks for responding .

      windy lou

      Edited 9/26/2005 9:58 pm ET by windylou

      Edited 9/26/2005 9:59 pm ET by windylou

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        MrsRussell | | #10

        I've only seen clip - on ties for children, I don't think that they sell such ties for adults over here, however, the same goes - I would try dismantling one to see how they are made I'm sure that any good haberdashery would sell the 'clips'Regards,
        shelly in Jerusalem

      2. mygaley | | #13

        To convert regular ties to clip-ons, either take an old clipon apart and use the hardware that came in it, buy clipons at garage sales or goodwill stores--it doesn't matter what the ties look like, you're only using the clip.  Hancock's has the clips in their notions department.    Take the new tie apart at the seam at the back of the neck and shorten  and narrow the back to exactly duplicate the length and width of the clipon tie which has been removed from the clip.  Then put it all back together--sew the shortened tie ends together, knot back onto the clip(this is why you narrowed the back, so the knot would be right).  The clips I like best are fabric covered, and this is easy to do with the part you remove. 

        My wonderful son-in-law is a king-size guy and most ties are too short for him.  The remedy for this is to buy two identical ties at sale prices and use a similar process to add to the neck back in length.  Remember widths must match original tie.  This means he can sometimes wear $20 ties instead of $50 ones, and also novelty ties(LSU) which do not come in long length

    3. windylou | | #17

      This is a little scary, but i am going to try it.

      I am just not sure what is going to happen...

      The re-folding etc.   and getting the attachments back

      in place.  We will see ! 


  3. barbsewandsew | | #11

    ...maybe this pattern might be helpful: http://www.birchstreetclothing.com/patternpage11.html

    1. sewnstuff | | #12

      Thanks BarbSewAndSew. This is the kind of thing I need for my project.

    2. windylou | | #16

      Thanks for the tie pattern ... but i am looking for

      instructions on making CLIPPY ties ..

      the ones htat simply clip onto the front of the shirt.


  4. mimi | | #14

    If you are still looking for men's necktie patterns, there is currently one in the Vogue pattern website, http://www.voguepatterns.com.  Look in the men's section.


    1. windylou | | #15

      Thanks for the suggestion of Vogue patterns.

      BUT my husband doesn 't like anything extra around his neck.

      He likes the "clippy" ties that simply Clip onto the shirt in the front.

      Someone suggested Hancock as having the pieces ..

      and i was hoping it would come with instructions.

      However, our Hancock does not carry it.

      I will keep searching .

      Windy Lou

      1. chscostumes | | #20

        I found a place that has mens bow tie clips for sale for 1.50 each, they have a lot of other sewing things also. just put mens "bow tie clips" in google and look through the things it brings up, http://store.yahoo.com/acmenotions-store/nmebowtiecl,html

        hope this helps,


  5. VeraK | | #18

    I don't know where you live - but if it's in the Baltimore-DC area, G Street fabrics has a class on tie-making.  Well, they used to - I haven't checked lately.  I made my husband a pretty tie.  Once.  :-)

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