Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Child's Tie



Does your husband have any ties that he doesn't wear, that are ruined in the front or just not his style. Then reuse them and make a little baby tie! These are so cute and super easy to make. If you can tie a tie, then you can make this. I love all of boy stuff to make, plus my boys love it when I make them things to wear.

I got this tie at a dollar store a long time ago, it's a nice tie but not really my husband's style or color. So here are is how you make them:

1) Take a regular tie and tie the back side to the desired length. Once you have the desired length of the tie, measure the size of the child's neck (with a shirt on) and make the loop that length. I always like to go an inch bigger, just in case.


2) Next cut off the long end of the tie right at the knot. Also, put a couple of stitches in the knot so that it will not fall apart, I always do more than necessary just in case.


3) Cut the loop in the middle

4) Attach velcro to the ends of the loop. I stitched the ends of the tie so they wouldn't far apart and then added the velcro.

These work great for babies and toddlers, but I even made on for my 4 year old. I just made it longer. It just looks like a nice skinny tie. My boys are always excited for something new!


18 comments:

Scrappy Gifts said...

Awesome! My husband doesn't wear a lot of his ties; he likes to wear the same one every Sunday. So I can make a bunch. Thanks for sharing!

Andrea said...

thank you so much for posting this...my 5 year old wants a tie so bad!!! genius! thank you thank you!

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

Wow, what a fantastic idea! You can't ever find exactly what you are looking for with boy's ties, the choices are so limited. Great post!

Please feel free to link up to Talented Tuesdays over at My Frugal Family!

http://theherberfamily.blogspot.com/2010/01/talented-tuesday-links-january-19th.html

Kim -today's creative blog said...

oh my sweetness! The tie is pretty cute too.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I forgot about this idea! Thanks for reminding me. I featured it on the tie post!

thesavedquarter said...

Very creative! My husband asked what I was looking at and said, "Oh, that's a cute idea! Maybe do that for our Christmas pictures so we match." Ha!

Angie@treasures for tots said...

Very cute!

Come share tomorrow at my Thursday's Treasures party!!

http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is so darling! Cute model too! Thanks for sharing - I definitly have to keep this in mind!

Connie said...

What a sweet little model you have, watch out GQ, you've got competiton. Very cute and thrifty idea.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

Very cute! My husband has a whole closet full of ties and I think he rotates maybe 4! I now know what I am going to do with the others! Thanks!

Tasha said...

Brillent! SEriously. I have been making ties from scratch, but this is FABULOUS. Thank you. I am hosting it on my blog too if you do not mind (linking to your blog). That I just LOVE

Amanda said...

What a good idea for re-using an old tie-- and any little boy would love to have something just like Daddy's!

De Javu Crafts said...

This is so adorable..my husband has so many ties that he doesnt want anymore...now i will make some for the little guy....Thanks for sharing..
stop by my blog some time...
dejavucrafts.blogspot.com
Thanks,
amanda

Jen said...

That is just genius! Now if only my little guy would wear one.

The Harris Family said...

What a great idea! Very cute.

-Crystal

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

Love this idea!! I linked to it on my weekly roundup (last week, I linked to a boy's bow tie, so this was a perfect follow up!) Thanks so much for sharing -

Jenn said...

Hi Kasey! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve got a new FEATURED BUTTON & will be starting my new MckLinky party TOT TUESDAYS next week. I’d love it if you’d stop by: http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/03/new-buttons-party.html

Lauren said...

So cute! My son wants a tie to wear on Christmas and I love using what's around the house. This is genius! Thanks!