I’m so excited to share my fun Necktie Necklace redo with you today. I’ve had this one in my head for like 6 months just needing the time to get it together. Now that it’s been made let me tell you, it comes together really quick.
So here’s what you need:
a man’s necktie, beads (I used wooden ones I bought at Hobby Lobby), a sewing machine, and an un-picker.
My husband had this really nice necktie that had a big stain on it. I was super excited when I got permission to make something new out of this one. I began by unpicking the back stitches of the tie. Super easy cause there wasn’t too much to unpick.
Once you have it all unpicked, you just want to remove the stiff material in the middle of the tie.
Fold the tie, right sides together and sew a straight line to make a tube.
Put the material so the right side shows again. Grab your beads and thread the tie through one, and place the next bead inside the tube. Continue doing this until you have as many beads as you want.
You are basically done! Now all you have to do it tie the necklace together. You can do this a bunch of fun ways.
Here’s a couple rosettes:
To make the rosette you will take both ends of the tie and twist them together into a circle shape. Then fold the ends back up through the bottom of the twisted circled you just made.
You can also do this fun little knot:
This one is made by making a loop with your ends and then wrapping the ends in a knot.
You could also tie a bow or try something else. Add your own fun twist to it.
I sure love the way it turned out. So now you can go get your guy a new tie for Valentine’s Day so you can use one of his old ones to make a necklace! 🙂