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Create something with neck ties

My father recently passed away and I have all of his ties. I can't bare to part with them. I would love some suggestions on what I could do with them.

  • Mary Insana
    Mary Insana Pittsburgh, PA
    on Jan 5, 2014

    You can make a quilt or pillow with the ties. Do a search for quilt from ties to get some ideas. I've made "memory" pillows for clients before. I open up the ties, gently wash by hand and when they are dry press them. I've had the best success sewing the tie fabric on to a sturdy fabric like muslin or an existing pillowcase cut to the size you want your pillow.

  • Bridgette
    Bridgette Spring, TX
    on Jan 5, 2014

    That is a great idea. Thank you so much! I never thought about opening the ties up.

  • Maureen C
    Maureen C Attleboro, MA
    on Jan 5, 2014

    As Mary said you can make a quilt and you could also add pictures of him on the quilt including any where he is wearing one of the ties that are in the quilt

  • Cher @ Designs By Studio C
    Cher @ Designs By Studio C Houston, AR
    on Jan 5, 2014

    Several years ago, I sewed neckties on pieces of muslin and made a tailored vest. I'm not sure if I still have it but if I do, I'll pass along a photo!

  • Lynn Lanier
    Lynn Lanier Covington, TN
    on Jan 5, 2014

    A Christmas Tree skirt would be something you could hand down...make sure to embroidery his name and birth/death dates on anything you make.

  • Emma Taylor
    Emma Taylor Ramsey, NJ
    on Jan 5, 2014

    I was at a craft show before the holidays, and a woman there had made large flower brooches out of neckties. I don't know how she did it, but maybe an internet search would give you directions.

  • Susan Faulkner
    Susan Faulkner Bartlesville, OK
    on Jan 5, 2014

    I have seen beautiful Christmas tree skirts made from ties. I'm sure you can google directions.

  • Charlotte Belange
    Charlotte Belange Yelm, WA
    on Jan 6, 2014

    I saw on home talk, or pin it that some one had made a wreath with old ties. Char B YELM, WA

  • Gina Allen
    Gina Allen Hamilton, OH
    on Jan 6, 2014

    I seen where some one made Chtistmas tree skirts out of old or unused ties.

  • Carrie
    Carrie New Market, MD
    on Jan 7, 2014

    I too think a memory quilt would be wonderful. I'd cut a square from each tie and make a pattern to complete the quilt.

  • Iris Nieves
    Iris Nieves Elmwood Park, IL
    on Jan 9, 2014

    I viewed a tie sew in pleats and worn as a scarf over a blouse....like wearing a tie but more classy...Lady wore it when she wore her work suit....looked very cool..If you google...you might be able to find it....Good luck..

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