Making your own accessories can be so much fun-- especially with vintage materials! I've always loved neckties but I'm not interested in the Avril Lavigne approach, so I turned a few neckties into cool cuffs for me and my boyfriend :) If you'd like to make a Tie Cuff too, take a look at the 6-Step Tutorial below :) Enjoy!
Step 1/ From the wide point/end of the tie, wrap the the necktie around your wrist once. You'll need the tie to overlap where the button/snap will go, plus an inch extra for the raw edges finishing technique (see image above). Cut off un-needed length.
Step 2/ Fold your ties raw edge under two times and pin in place. Using a matching thread, sew the fold down with a hidden stitch that doesn't go through the tie (if possible).
Step 3 + 4/ Next, sew one half of your large snap under the pointy tip of the tie. Before you cut the thread off, turn your tie over to the good side and sew the button in the same spot as the snap. You can poke the needle through the snaps center hole if you need it to go through, but careful aiming will allow you to sew the button onto the surface.
Tip: Try not to make the snaps stitches too bumpy or thick... it can make it hard to snap it closed.
Tie your thread securely and trim.
Step 5/ Now you can sew the other piece of your snap onto the good side of the tie end. Practice the way it will close before you sew it on, it's easy to attach it to the wrong side or the wrong way (I've done that 3 times).
Step 6/ Primo! Your tie cuff is done and ready to wear!