Are you ready for some football?! Honestly, there is nothing I like more on a fall afternoon than watching my team play. For me it’s college football. (Go Cougars!) I don’t care a bit about the pros, but for my brothers, they live for the Broncos.
So, being the wonderful, amazing, perfect sister that I am, I made two of my brothers Broncos neckties to celebrate the first game of the season. I know, I know-favorite sister right there. (Ahem, only sister.)
Making this tie was EASY. I had made baby ties before and figured how much harder can a full size men’s tie be? Not harder. Just more fabric.
What you need:
Fabric printed in the team of your choice. I believe mine came from Walmart. To make 1 necktie you need a little less than 1/2 yard total, but the tricky thing is that you need the print to go the direction you want it to on the tie. When all is said and done, your tie is going to be 60 inches long, so you will need to make sure you have at least that much fabric that you can cut in the direction that you want the pattern to be displayed. Does that make sense?
You will also need a piece of fabric for the lining. Any fabric will do.
Cut out your fabric. It should measure about 61″ long once it is cut. To do this I just laid out a tie of my husband’s on the fabric and cut around it. Here is a pattern guide to start you out. That is the fat tip of the tie. You want to cut about 2 inches or so wider than the tie is going to end up. So start out with that pattern guide (which is the width you should cut for the fat end) and then from there taper towards the narrow end, ending in a tip again after 61 inches. Again, it’s easiest if you use your husband’s tie while you do this.
Cut two pieces of tie. You can use any fabric you want for the lining.
Put right sides together and match up the two pointed tips. Now sew the triangle tip of each end:
Do that to both tips and then turn it right sides out and press the tips nice and flat and pointy:
Now you are going to fold the tie in half with your main fabric on the inside and your lining on the outside. (I used the same fabric as my lining so for me it didn’t matter.)
Sew the length of the tie:
Now, here comes the hardest part, turn the tie right side out. This is only the hardest part because it is very narrow at the end and hard to turn. You can use a safety pin attached to one end of the tie and pushed through to turn it if that helps.
Then lay your tie nice and flat and iron it to make it lay like a tie should:
That’s it! You can do this with any team, any fabric! Want to make it for kids? Just size it down a little.