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any sewing ladies (or gents) can offer a quick bit of advice - making a bow tie?

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Long story short - wanting to make a self tie bow tie for a fancy dress outfit and I have enough fabric from a cheap neck tie to get the four blanks from - but all online instructions call for "fusibl… Read More
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5m, 1w agoPosted 5 months, 1 week ago
Long story short - wanting to make a self tie bow tie for a fancy dress outfit and I have enough fabric from a cheap neck tie to get the four blanks from - but all online instructions call for "fusible interfacing" to back the material. I do not really want to go and buy like 5 meters of this stuff and also want to make it on a budget as I will not wear the bow tie again

so any ideas what else I could use? I have old tie that I could cut up for the lining material - so does it need to be fusible - or could I use that iron on hemming stuff?

any tips / tricks from the tailoring people here?

many thanks

EliTom
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5m, 1w agoPosted 5 months, 1 week ago
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#1
If it's only for fancy dress then it doesn't need backing.
#2
It would be much better with the correct interfacing, do you not have a local haberdashery? It's very cheap and for the amount you will need your talking far less than a pound.
#3
Robj1
It would be much better with the correct interfacing, do you not have a local haberdashery? It's very cheap and for the amount you will need your talking far less than a pound.


I am looking for one on line ..... Birmingham area

thanks

EliTom
#7
Do you have any spray starch you could stiffen the fabric with if it only for fancy dress.
#8
Use any spare stiff type of fabric u may have...or if the fabric for the tie is in excess, u could also use that instead of interfacing

Edited By: Londner on Dec 13, 2016 19:17
#9
Londner
Use any spare stiff type of fabric u may have...or if the fabric for the tie is in excess, u could also use that instead of interfacing


this is what I wondered - I have many old ties I could disassemble - but do you need to bond the inner stiffener to the out thin fabric - out fabric is only polyester but is kind of silk thickness / feel!

EliTom
#10
The bonding can be done using a sewing machine
#11
So ur laying down your outer thin tie fabric,(correct side facing away frm you) then put ur stiff fabric over it n stich the two pieces instead of just the one.hope it makes sense!
#12
Londner
So ur laying down your outer thin tie fabric,(correct side facing away frm you) then put ur stiff fabric over it n stich the two pieces instead of just the one.hope it makes sense!


but bow tie is two layers of thin outer fabric - so would this work ..... outer thin face (face down) then thick fabric then other outer face (face up) ?

EliTom
#13
Yup exactly! That's how it do it...n ofcourse u want ur pretty tie fabric showing front n back when it's complete
#14
Don't forget not to sew up one side, you will need to turn your tie right side out, then hand stitch or machine stitch the final seam.
#15
I'm intrigued! Can we have a picture when you've finished it??!!
#16
Henvig
Don't forget not to sew up one side, you will need to turn your tie right side out, then hand stitch or machine stitch the final seam.


yep - watched a few YouTube vids how to make one ...... just need old auntie to get her sewing machine out !!

There seems to be various turning inside out options - pun intended :)

just need to order some interfacing for 1st class post delivery

EliTom
#17
karene28
I'm intrigued! Can we have a picture when you've finished it??!!


hehe - maybe :p

EliTom

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