I remember being little and my mom busting out a HUGE patchwork quilt made out of my great-grandfather’s ties. I can’t quite remember who made it, but I remember it being really cool.
Business dress isn’t quite as popular in most workplaces anymore, so there are a lot of men’s neckties at the thrift store to craft or DIY from. With some simple sewing (mostly), you can turn neckties into a great fashion statement or gift idea. One of my favorites is this necktie wreath, which feels very fall or Christmas to me (but could be great for Father’s Day).
If you’re looking for some additional ideas, you’ve come to the right place! These are “knot” your ordinary neckties!
1. Rattle Snake
These make cute stuffed animals for children.
See more images at Etsy store TheBoominGranny
2. Cup Coozie
It’s easy to cut a tie piece and sew on felt and a closure.
Visit the tutorial at Lime and Aqua
3. Tie Necklace
Sew pretty! This minimal sew approach uses knots and beads.
Get the tutorial at Artstar
4. Necktie Clutch Wristlet
Feminine style never looked so sharp with this necktie clutch wristlet!
See more pictures at Etsy shop AscotHandbags
5. Patchwork Pumpkins
You can make these fun decorations by sewing scraps of ties.
Find out how to make them for yourself at Lisnaweary Quilts
6. Wall Decor
Sew a patchwork rectangle with tie pieces and frame it up.
Read the post at Hey Now Whoa Now
7. Tie Headband
This budget project requires simple sewing.
Get the full tutorial at Craft Envy
8. Necktie Wallet
Sew a wallet from a tie and wool suit.
See more images at Etsy shop prixprix
9. Glasses case
Cut and sew a necktie into a rectangle, then just add a piece of velcro.
Find out how to sew this case at MAKE
10. Tie Necklace
Simply fold and sew to make this sweet shirt embellishment.
Get the full step-by-step at Wanderland Vintage
11. Upscale Lampshade
Ties sewn together and draped over a shape can make a great accent.
Read the post at Artful Ties
12. Necktie Basket
A great project if you are in need of inexpensive organizers.
See more pictures at Etsy shop goodergoods
13. School Bag
You need a bit of sewing know-how to make this satchel.
Learn how to sew it from Craftster user rickrackruby
14. Button Cuff
Sew together scraps and add buttons for funky wrist fashion.
See how it was done at CraftStylish
15. Floral Fashion
These flowers were made using just the tie tips.
Read the post by Craftster user rickrackruby
16. Bow Ties
These fun bow ties have a sewn-on velcro closure.
Get the step-by-step at Make It and Love It
17. Fun Lid
Six wide ties are sewn together and bunched at the top.
Get the how-to by Craftster user rickrackruby
18. Necktie Skirt
A zig-zag stitch attaches these ties together to make a skirt.
Learn how it was done at Rick Rack Ruby