Whether your dad has plenty of old ties which he no longer uses or you think you can easily find two dozen silk ties at your local thrift store, it’s well worth experimenting with using old ties to create a brand new, fashion-forward skirt.
If you’re interested in making a beautiful skirt using old ties but have little sewing experience, continue reading to discover how to make a skirt out of ties with minimal fuss!
How to make a skirt out of ties, the simple way:
1. Acquire as many old silk ties as possible
It’s well worth asking your dad, grandpa and male friends whether they have any spare silk ties which they never wear and which they are comfortable donating for your DIY fashion project. Although you can also find inexpensively used silk ties at your local thrift store or on an online auction site such as eBay!
2. Iron each of your silk ties using a delicate silk-friendly setting
Make sure to iron each of your silk ties, so that they don’t have any nasty wrinkles or creases before you start your DIY fashion project. Just be sure to set your iron to a silk-friendly setting before you start ironing as you don’t want to burn or ruin your silk fabric.
3. Start cutting each of your silk ties in half
In order to ensure that your cut each silk tie accurately, simply fold each tie in half before cutting it in half.
4. Trim your tie pieces so that they are all the same length
As the last thing you want to do is to end up wearing a skirt which has a jagged or uneven hemline it’s definitely well worth trimming each of your silk tie pieces so that they are all roughly the same length. This step is crucial as it will ensure that your end product looks professionally sewen instead of like a child’s home economics project.
5. Next, line your tie pieces up and pin them so that they are tacked together and slightly overlap
Next, you’ll need to line up and pine up your silk tie pieces to that they are tacked together. Make sure that each tie overlaps the next tie by at least 2 inches.
6. Use your sewing machine to sew each tie piece to the next
As you’ve already used pins to tack up your skirt, start to sew each tie piece to the next until each of your ties has been sewn to the next tie. At this point, your tie skirt should look like a semi-finished skirt.
7. Create an elastic waistband
You’ll need to measure your waist in order to sew an elastic waistband which will be the right size for your waist.
8. Sew your elastic waistband to the top of your tie skirt
The final step in sewing your tie skirt is to sew your elastic waistband to the top of your DIY tie skirt!
So if you love the idea of sewing your own tie skirt, it’s well worth following the steps listed above in order to ensure that your tie skirt looks professionally sewn!