Wednesday, June 16, 2010

1.25 TIES.... oh my!

T ies... ties.. TIES!
I made a trip to JoAnns to pick up some fabric and a couple of patterns. All of the McCall patterns were $1.99! Although I had already seen a cool tutorial on Threadbangers(check them out on youtube) I had to get a pattern so my cuts were straight. In the above mentioned tutorial it stated that it would take 2-3 hours per tie. I laughed at that remark. But 3 hours later... I was no longer laughing.


I used the tie pattern but adjusted it a bit. This pattern was for a skinny tie. I don't like skinny ties. So I cut it wider and followed the tutorial.

At $2/yard and the pattern calling for 5/8. I was able to make 2(one size 10-12 and one size 4-5) for a mere $1.25.

5 comments:

Kiki Fangupo said...

oh man I wish I could do this! I always have trouble finding cute ties for my boys.

NO6NU said...

You can do it Kiki!! I can help you along the way, just let me know. I have the same dilemma with ties. I've been on the hunt for some cute silk or cotton fabric for ties.

SillyVinylDesign said...

I am so jealous I just spent a lot of money on ties for fathers day!! Hmmmmmm Some day I will learn how to sew some day =)

T*Family said...

I love this Verlynn. I will definitely hit u up for a lesson..hahaha My MIL just got her a sewing machine. I'm sure she won't mind me borrowing it. lol

NO6NU said...

Lol! Leah, let me know! I "borrow" my moms. I've been borrowing going on one year now lol! So I think it should be ok haha.