Simple Sewing :: Necktie Wine Tote

Eeek!  Guess what!?  My work has been published in a magazine!!  Sew-it… today was looking for projects using men’s ties, and I threw my Necktie Wine Tote project I had created as a guest post on The Girl Creative into the hat, and they chose to publish it with a great collection of other inspiring projects!
So I figured it was about time to bring this post home.  This is such a great and easy project with big impact with minimal effort.
I’m going to share a super quick project perfect for evenings on the front porch with friends or an afternoon BBQ.  This Necktie Wine Tote is made from two ties.  Three seams on your sewing machine and it’s done – how easy is that?  You could even hand sew this if you don’t have access to a machine.
My husband gave me a bag full of ties he was no longer wearing a couple of months ago.  Some had been handed down to him from his father and some were his.  There were some real gems in there, let me tell you!  I chose two ties which complemented each other and got to work:
What you’ll need:  two ties, a sewing machine and thread (or thread and hand sewing needle), pins, and a bottle of wine (yay!).
1.  Using your bottle as a guide to where to fold the ties, fold each tie in half with the front/right side together.
2.  Pin in place (I made sure to match the pattern on the one on the left) and sew pretty close to the edge.  I used contrasting thread to show the stitching, but you’ll want to use coordinating thread.
3.  Here’s the only tricky part:  Turn one of the ties right side out and slide it into the other tie with right sides facing.  Carefully pin making sure the fold at the bottom lines up.  Sew about 1/8″ from the edge.
4.  Turn the tote right side out and tie a knot in the tie ends to make a handle.

Whew!  That was all of ten minutes – now I’m off to enjoy some wine!

Get your copy of issue 10 of Sew-it… today at your local crafting stores today!


2 Responses to Simple Sewing :: Necktie Wine Tote

  1. Julie May 6, 2014 at 11:37 PM #

    hi Jennifer! i saw this project in the magazine and had to come by to see how! Such a great idea!!! i can’t wait to try it for Christmas gifts! I am having some trouble figuring this out by reading, but maybe it will be abundantly clear when I actually try it! Thanks for posting, and congrats on your magazine spread!


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