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Project

Personalized Necktie

When the calendar says it's time to celebrate your father, make the event a red-letter day (or a green or blue one) with a personalized tie.

Materials

  • Printer
  • Craft knife
  • Disappearing-ink pen
  • Sewing kit
  • Embroidery floss
  • Tie

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Print Dad's initial in a large-size font, then make a stencil of it using a craft knife. Trace the letter onto the tie with a disappearing-ink pen, and embroider using a chain-stitch with a strand of embroidery floss.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, June 2007

Reviews (5)

  • lottiedoskey 10 Jun, 2011

    Use a water stabilizer on backside.

  • grannyj3 10 Jun, 2011

    oops - a single strand of floss

  • grannyj3 10 Jun, 2011

    I wonder if you could make a template out of cardboard and slip it inside the tie, to make it more rigid? A sort of interior hoop. And I can't imagine single strand would make it look as full and rich as in the photo.

  • mylilbooboo 10 Nov, 2009

    where is the directions?

  • creaturecomforts 17 Dec, 2007

    I loved the effect of this project in the magazine, but it was much harder to accomplish that I thought it would be. For one thing my tie puckered quite a bit, and using a hoop was out of the question because of the delicate nature of ties fabric. I'd love to hear how to make this project a success.