|Are you up to making over a tie?|
A quick aside for those who are not familiar... this was originally an "upcycle/repurpose" project to create a purse out of one single neck tie. (What you see here was actually made out of a 99 cent tie set that I purchased on eBay. Keep in mind also that not all ties are the same size. Look for something in the neighbourhood of 58" (147cm) long and 3.9" (10cm) wide.) The lining and pockets are completed with other fabric but the entire exterior comes from the tie. The result — depending on what pattern of tie you use — is a little purse that will do well for an elegant formal evening out or will make a great gift for girls of all ages.
Shown here is one version (out of three) of the MyTie Makeover Mini Bags that I have designed and will be offering up as a pattern for sale next month. If you have some sewing experience, you should be able to create a purse of your own just by following instructions that I've provided in previous posts.
What are those previous posts? Since I know that people will likely come specifically for this tutorial, I thought I'd make life a little easier for them by listing a "directory" of the posts pertinent to this project. You're welcome. ;-)
Click on the headings that follow to access each post relating to this project. Note that I am going to go "backwards" in time, listing the most recent post first. Last week's entry shows you the main processes involved with sewing up this bag.
|A little purse perfect for an evening out...|
|Front of the bag with flap down...|
|Proof that main pieces of my tie purse pattern can "work"...|
|Figuring out how to allocate the fabric...|
Was that useful? Up for the challenge? Or maybe you'd prefer to wait for the actual pattern to come out? I hope to release the pattern in two to three weeks (after my testers finish testing), so check back then.