I love to shop at this local antique store. I used to go every Tuesday. She has a variety of products from estate sales and storage units. I always admired all the men's ties she had. She used them as curtains. So cute! Well one day she closed up shop and moved it to her home town (about 30 min away). She was going to have monthly sales at her place. It didn't quite work out, so she opened up a new shop in town. When she called, I was really excited to be able to go there again.
I went by there last week and as I shopped around, we caught up on things. Then she mentioned the ties. I said, "Oh yeah! I was going to ask you about those." She said she had them in the back all boxed up. She hadn't decided what to do with them in the new shop. Well I asked if she could make me a deal on the whole box. They were neatly packed in the box. So, so many of them. She made me a great deal and I bought them all! Heeheehee! I was so excited.
So trying to keep it short, LOL, I am going to be sharing some tie projects with you. The first just happens to be headbands. I think they turned out beautiful.
First I took the long skinny end and cut about 15-17". This was going to be the main headband. I also bought some elastic for the back. I cut two pieces at about 5" for each headband. I used the sewing machine for 3 of them. But I recommend hand stitching these. You get a cleaner look. Some of the ties material was just too slick. I just wasn't happy with the finish.
So the picture below shows the one I hand stitched. Love how much cleaner this looks. It did take a little longer to make, but it was worth it. I really love the flower on this one too! I made this one for a friend. Hope it fits cause I didn't get to measure her head. LOL
Here is a close up of a couple of the others. I made a pom flower for one and just added buttons to the other. Both are cute. The one on the right was a flower I cut off and old t-shirt of mine that I don't wear anymore. It turned out pretty darn cute too.
I think these look really cute in the girls hair. I snapped the shot below with my cell phone. It looked way cuter when I actually fixed her hair. LOL Although I love the elastic, in the future, I plan on making more that are actually attached to pre-made headbands. The girls requested them. HAHA!
I plan on sharing more tie projects in the future. So keep checking.
What have you made with ties?