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Darkwater Starcomb Men's Tie

Added May 30, 2012

by liaifen

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I wanted to make my husband a tie for our anniversary, and so I found this Purl Bee Father’s Day Tie pattern online. I also bought the cotton fabric through – it’s called Darkwater Starcomb by Curious Nature. The pattern is for a vintage length (shorter) tie, and will probably need to be worn with a tie clip. The pattern can be lengthened if you prefer.

I wasn’t very happy with the downloaded pattern itself. When I finally pieced all the pages together, the lines didn’t come out straight at all, and since this was my first attempt at making a tie, I was less than confident about the pattern throughout the entire process. Now that I’ve finished making it, I know that I can go back and fix the pattern.

I had no idea how much hand sewing is involved with making a tie, and how much work is involved with a seemingly simple piece. My husband says that he now has a renewed appreciation for ties!

Material Notes

Cotton – Darkwater Starcomb by Curious Nature & Sand by Color Spectrum
Pellon Sew-in Mid-Heavy Weight Interfacing
Pellon Lightweight Fusible Interfacing




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    Jun 4, 2012, 07.29 AMby joost52

    Oh man, why are the good ones always taken… ;)

    Seriously, that is such a nice thing to do, and the tie looks great :)

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    • Slipintosomethingalittle_large

      Jun 5, 2012, 07.55 PMby liaifen

      Aw, thanks so much!
      I’ll never look at ties the same way again :)

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