This tie can be made in minutes and has only 10 steps. The pattern is also adaptable to any size. So if you have a last minute christmas party or want matching ties for pictures here is your 30 minute fix.
What you need
1 yard fabric(this gives you enough to cut with the grain, acros the grain or bias cut)
1/2 yard light weight interfacing--Stacy is recomended (this will be your pattern and interfacing)
2 inches of 1/4 ribbon (for tie holder on back side)
an old tie
1- on interfacing trace the old tie in two halves...big point half and small point half
2- add 1/4 inch to the pattern piece for seam allowance. I measured 1/4 inch out every couple of inches and then used my cutting ruler to match marks up and make the full pattern. You can see my tracing in black and my 1/4 inch addition in orange
4- iron interfacing to wrong side of one piece of each half
5- on the back piece of big point measure 6 inches up and attach ribbon.
6- fold both narrow ends of the big point piece down 1/4 inch to the wrong sides. This will be your finished edge of the seam.
7- sew big halves right sides together leaving the narrown end open. Turn right side out pushing out points.
8 - sew little halves right sides together leaving the narrow end open. turn right side out pushing out the points.
9- slide small half into big half. egde stitch closed. This stitching will be hidden by the collar.