When I made the tablecloth + napkin curtains for the bedroom, they replaced two valences which are now pillows! To make the necktie flower a-la-mode:
- Cut off the fat part of the tie.
- Unstitch the rest of the tie and remove any interfacing and lining.
- Fold and press the tie in half (the long way!) and baste the open sides together, pulling gently to gather it as you go.
- Curl the gathered tie around until it forms a flower shape and tack it together underneath.
- Stitch a pretty button or earring to the center, then stitch the flower where you want it and finish making your pillow.
I’d like to thank . . . in training for the inspiration and for suggesting that I try using neckties for flowers! ♥
These are gorgeous! Thanks.
Thank you! It was fun to try something new! 🙂
Beautiful!! As soon as I have time and can steal a tie from my husband (he keeps each one of his tie sure that he’ll use them one day : P) I’m going to try this!!
Good luck with your thievery! 🙂 And thanks again for the great idea! 🙂
Beautiful! I buy silk ties from the charity shop/thrift store to make similar flowers. Sometimes you can drop lucky and buy a bag full of ties for just a few cents.
Regards Florence x
I must try that! I’m almost out of the ones my husband was willing to part with. 🙂 Could you post some of your necktie flowers on your blog? Or have you already done it and could give me a link? I’d love to see them! THANK YOU! 🙂
I will let you know when I do. Another good buy at the thrift shop which is along the same lines as this, and I hope you dont mind my mentioning it here, are ladies silk scarfs. I use those to make yoyos/suffolk puffs. Loving your blog and all your fab ideas.
Regards Florence x
That’s a GREAT idea! Scarf fabric is so lovely . . . and I have a Goodwill two miles away . . . must go soon! 🙂 And thank you for the sweet compliment! 🙂
These flowers are cute, You should check out quiltagami. you would LOVE it. Just like origami but with fabric, a bit like that lotus bag but more so. you can do all kinds of things , i saw a lady with 3d folded fabric butterflies sewn on her floral on her bedspread.
Thank you!!! I WILL check that out! I’m always up for learning new tricks. 🙂
I love the way you have been repurposing your clothes, the past few posts. The plaid vest etc from an old shirt, the pillow & purse etc from a blouse and now necktie flower pillow embellishments. You are a very creative and talented seamster! 🙂 (I was going to say ‘sew-er’ but together it looked like sewer and that is not what I meant at all! lol)
What a sweet thing to say! I’m having fun making things! And I laughed at your “sewer” comment because I’ve almost done that several times myself! 🙂 Thank you for all your encouragement! 🙂
What a good idea!
Thank you, Nanacathy! 🙂
Now I know what to do with my husband’s ties!!
Yes, they’re really easy and fun! 🙂 You can also try necktie ruffles, necktie wristlets, and necktie onesies (previous posts) . . . I just love necktie fabric! 🙂
Wow, I hadn’t thought to use ties for flowers. What a great idea 🙂
Thank you . . . now I want to go thrifting and find some more! 🙂
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Love them! They are just adorable! Thank you for sharing them.
Thank you, Paula! Now to go thrifting for some more ties! 🙂