Silk Tie Scarf

I actually found this on Etsy with no directions, so I made mine own version.

It looks to me like you need 2 ties of the same type/color for the one pictured above and a sewing machine. For my version, you need 1 tie, a needle and corresponding thread and a creative eye. Start with the tie flat and start making ruffles that appeal to you on the fat end. Keep your final shape and size in mind as you go along. I pinned mine to get a sense of what the greater effect would be. When you’ve got a good number of ruffles pinned (if you use silk ties, they’ll want to fall out). Just place a few strategic stitches through the whole ruffle to hold it and move onto the next.

As you work your way around, you may want to avoid too heavy of ruffles on the back where it will rest on the back of your neck. Too many twists will be annoying. You’ll also want to start thinking about how you will attach the ends in the front. I decided to make a loop on the skinny end, hidden about half way up in the ruffles. I also considered velcro or a button closure. It all just depends on how you want it to look. I found 20 inches when ruffled and stitched was a good length for me.

Here’s my finished product.

It’s surprisingly warm and adjustable since I just fashioned a loop in the ruffles, plus it’s well hidden.

 

~ by accordingtoleanne on October 27, 2012.

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