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

    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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    If it's only for fancy dress then it doesn't need backing.

    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.

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    Robj1

    It would be much better with the correct interfacing, do you not have a … 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

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    Jay080286

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/282234870710?lpid=122&chn=ps&adgroupid=33676502101&rlsatarget=pla-271883435035&adtype=pla&poi=&googleloc=9045480&device=m&campaignid=707291931&crdt=0&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-134428-41853-0%252F2%253Fmtid%253D1673%2526kwid%253D1%2526crlp%253D162500434478_563391%2526itemid%253D282234870710%2526targetid%253D271883435035%2526device%253Dm%2526mpre%253Dhttp%25253a%25252f%25252fwww.ebay.co.uk%25252fitm%25252flike%25252f282234870710%25253flpid%25253d122%252526chn%25253Dps%2526adtype%253Dpla%2526googleloc%253D9045480%2526poi%253D%2526campaignid%253D707291931%2526adgroupid%253D33676502101%2526rlsatarget%253Dpla-271883435035%2526gclid%253DCj0KEQiA1b7CBRDjmIPL4u-Zy6gBEiQAsJhTMM1QQOt4dVb6DERj8-aHdYBwScB7gii3CuPQJO_SAYUaAkUU8P8HAQ%2526srcrot%253D710-134428-41853-0%2526rvr_id%253D1139096657586Any good?




    brilliant - would you recommend just lightweight?

    thanks

    EliTom

    elitom

    brilliant - would you recommend just lightweight?thanksEliTom



    Oh I was just trying to be helpful and see if I could find something cheap for you?

    Depending where in Birmingham you are from there might even be a Hobby craft near.

    Do you have any spray starch you could stiffen the fabric with if it only for fancy dress.

    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" 13th Dec 2016

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    Londner

    Use any spare stiff type of fabric u may have...or if the fabric for the … 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

    The bonding can be done using a sewing machine

    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!

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    Londner

    So ur laying down your outer thin tie fabric,(correct side facing away … 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

    Yup exactly! That's how it do it...n ofcourse u want ur pretty tie fabric showing front n back when it's complete

    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.

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

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    Henvig

    Don't forget not to sew up one side, you will need to turn your tie right … 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

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    karene28

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




    hehe - maybe

    EliTom
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