Ties for Little People

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The little necktie owls I have been making from thrifted mens ties are great, but I've been left with a lot of redundant necktie fabric, what am I going to do with it?

Here is one little project for Junior RF; a plain white bonds t-shirt, a hand-me-down from a cousin, refashioned with a mini tie, machine stitched into place..

:: Too Cool for School ::

Now I'd already cut off the pointy bit from the tie for my necktie owls, so that leaves the remaining fabric. I therefore had to create a new 'point', and added a pretend knot. I used an iron to get the shape I wanted, hand stitched on the rear of the tie to hold in place, and then machine stitched onto the t-shirt.

Work In Progress:

:: Iron, iron, iron ::Before


:: Attracting the birds! ::

I really like how this t-shirt turned out, so I'm making some as Christmas gifts for friends kids.



NessaKnits said...

Love the tie shirt.I was wondering what you were going to do with the leftovers!

fullyfashioned said...

That's Awesome- I might make a grown up ladies version! Love the cockatoos too. Jnr RF looks so proud in the last pic!

Fashion said...

I love this picture last one. I was wondering what you were going to do with the leftovers!

Pheon said...

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Justine said...

I love the little man's tie :)

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