I remember as a young girl being very intrigued with my dad’s neckties. Maybe it was because he wore them only for special occasions, or maybe it was knowing I wasn’t going to be wearing a necktie as a girl.
Who really knows what makes young girls curious about things like neckties?
Anyway, fast forward to the closet shared with my husband. He has a very nice necktie rack full of ties that range from quirky and fun to serious and classic.
I never paid much attention when he would go through his ties periodically and take out the ones he was ready to donate.
Not anymore! There are hundreds of necktie craft ideas just waiting out there! And here I am, without neckties!!!
If you want to do some of these old tie crafts but are lacking enough ties, the thrift store is the place to go! Those neckties are not much more than a dollar each, and many of them have so much character!
The first crafts with neckties that I saw were necktie quilts. They were just beautiful. Making quilts using old neckties is still popular, but there are now so many other wonderful crafts made with upcycled neckties.
We have scrounged the internet for ideas and projects that are old tie crafts to make using those upcycled neckties.
For those looking for necktie quilt patterns, there are many below to be explored.
Maybe you want to make a popular string necktie quilt. These are lovely when completed, and there are several great tutorials below. These scrappy quilts are a wonderful way to upcycle neckties! You may be interested in some of the other scrappy quilts we have on this site!
The Dresden Plate is another popular necktie quilt block pattern. There are so many different and interesting tutorials below to upcycle neckties into this very traditional quilt block.
The patterns are all a little bit different, and each one is beautiful. One of the Dresden Plate tutorials below explains how to use and where to buy a plastic ready-made ruler to cut the neckties without having to create a template. Here are some great Dresden Plate templates that would be helpful.
There are lots of unique ideas to upcycle those old neckties into jewelry on this page. It's true that it is possible to create fashionable jewelry crafts with neckties!
There are several tutorials on how to make a necktie bracelet or cuff, which would be a nice way to use a special necktie that has sentimental meaning.
The tutorial for making necklaces and the one for making rosettes to pin on clothing or clip on shoes is a whole new idea with what to do with old neckties! It's definitely a time to say, “Wow! I never thought of that!”.
Necktie Craft Ideas for Clothing and Bags
The unique bags to make with upcycled neckties are amazing! There are patterns for small zippered pouches, various purses, and shoulder bags to take a look at below.
The necktie craft idea of making clothing out of ties was hard to grasp, until looking at the beautiful belts, skirts, dresses, and cowls to sew. It is truly a sight to see all of the ideas for necktie clothing that are available below.
Other Ways to Upcycle Neckties
Looking for cases for sunglasses, ipod, or sewing tools? Look no further than this page! How about something for the home like new chair cushions, pillows, or even a wall clock? They are on this page, just check them out below!
Those of us here at Needlepointers.com make it a point to share many ways to recycle, reuse or upcycle items! Be sure to take a look at our trash to treasure page for more ideas.
There are so many more crafts with neckties for you to check out. Just scroll down and see what to do with those old neckties!
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