Pressing neckties to feather shape for making brooches/fabric flowers and other tie details to your clothing.

Technique Materials

Scondhand ties, seam ripper, scissors, sewing machine and thread, steam iron, ironing cloth.

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    Feb 24, 2012, 02.46 AMby fullthreadle

    If anyone has tried this effect and want to share their pictures of their creations, I’d LOVE to see them!

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    Dec 17, 2010, 03.07 PMby wardrobe-cat

    Absolutely stunning creation! I’ll have to try something like that. Not sure what for, but it would be fun.

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    Dec 15, 2010, 11.16 AMby Monjio

    This is a beautiful creation! Thanks for sharing!

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    Aug 17, 2010, 04.16 AMby aliish

    okay I’m in love with this effect, thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to use it.

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    Jan 2, 2010, 09.28 AMby krummel

    Wonderful! Done really beautiful! So creative.

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    Aug 24, 2009, 02.51 PMby nini

    Fantastic…great way to recycle ties. Thanks for sharing your awsome idea.

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    Aug 23, 2009, 04.19 PMby badkitty-1

    Wow, this is great. I have a mountain of old ties that I use for bias binding but this is fantastic! xx

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    Aug 22, 2009, 04.19 AMby alysonvic

    Love it! I think I’ll try this out by making a Gossip Girl style headband.

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    Aug 21, 2009, 10.09 PMby nehmah

    Marvelous. Oh, I wish I had your eye for combinations. Cordially, Nehmah

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    May 10, 2009, 02.16 AMby alixc

    Ok, hopefully you’ll be able to see my pix now. Front and back of my feathered tie capelet. I made fabric yo-yos with buttons to fill in the “flowers” and used a magnetic snap as closure. Capelet pattern was the collar from a vintage pattern I had. For next one I will round the corners and leave upper edge raw until all ties have been sewn on. Used a bit of hot glue to hide a few raw edges. If I’m keen and feeling neat next time I will bind raw edges with a satin bias tape first and secure overlaps with stitches rather than hot glue (bit lazy, i know).

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    May 10, 2009, 01.47 AMby alixc

    Love this project and made a feathered tie capelet today. I think it looks amazing and I keep squealing with delight whenever I look at it!! Thanks for such a gorgeous idea!

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    Feb 1, 2009, 03.55 AMby artistlarge

    oh my! i really love your tutorial..it can be easily understood..you gave me great idea for a tie..thanks so much!

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    Nov 23, 2008, 03.46 PMby arete999

    Thank you for this beautiful idea!!!

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    Oct 28, 2008, 04.00 PMby suze

    Great effects and looks very spectacular. I am collecting ties to make a tibetan panel coat But I am going to try this as well. Thanks for the idea and the tutorial.


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      Aug 23, 2009, 03.50 PMby nehmah

      Please post a photo when you are done with the panel coat. This is still one of my top ten patterns. I’d love to see it made up with ties. Cordially, Nehmah

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    Sep 24, 2008, 01.53 AMby kailee

    This is beautiful!! It’s very couture. Great job!

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    Sep 18, 2008, 06.52 AMby loren-rat

    Awesome “How to”… Desperate to use this somewhere.. Anywhere..

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    Sep 11, 2008, 10.47 AMby lealei

    wot a beautiful, effective way to recycle! a nice simple project too! thank u!

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    Aug 12, 2008, 02.27 PMby whitneyphippen

    Wow! Absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing, I can’t wait to try this out. xo

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    Jun 4, 2008, 11.01 AMby abucketfulofheather

    I’ve seen a few different items of clothing made from ties before, but this is probably the only one that is genuinely stylish and beautiful. I love it, very inspirational. I might just have to start collecting ties…

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    May 11, 2008, 04.33 AMby jellybean

    Wow! Such creative refashioning. And simply stunning effect!

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    May 6, 2008, 10.41 PMby maya511

    what an amazing effect! thanks!

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    May 6, 2008, 06.37 PMby calicocouture

    This is gorgeous. Great idea.

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    May 6, 2008, 07.26 AMby tuuls84

    hauska idea :)

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    May 6, 2008, 07.24 AMby officebusybody

    Fantastic idea with gorgeous results. Thanks for posting this how-to!

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    May 6, 2008, 05.22 AMby stylenanny

    Incredible! Thanks for the inspiration to recycle with definite STYLE.

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    May 3, 2008, 09.30 AMby jj1

    Thank you so much for sharing. It’s stunning.

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