Vintage Men's Tie Headband July 27 2012, 0 Comments

Hello friends! Today I have a super easy DIY project for you: a headband made from a vintage men's tie.

To get started, here is what you'll need:

one vintage men's tie per headband, scissors, and a needle and thread.

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{NOTE: Ties are meant to be dry cleaned but I hand washed the ones above and they turned out fine. You might need to iron it afterwards.}

First of all, measure your head with a tape measure, then add a bit more for overlapping, and cut off that length from one end of the tie. It doesn't matter which end you choose, it just depends on if you want the band around your head to be thick or thin. For the headband in this example, I used the thinner end of the tie for the band. I was left with this portion below:

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With the wider portion that was leftover, I measured approximately 9 cm from the end and pinched it in the centre. Then I brought back each side creating two bumps and stitched it together.

[caption id="attachment_1965" align="alignnone" width="630"] Step 2[/caption]

Then I created a loop on the other end (also approximately 9 cm long) and used the extra length to wrap it around the centre like a knot. I didn't actually knot it, instead I just added more stitches which held it in place and gave the appearance of a knot. If you want, you could cut off a small section of tie and wrap it around the centre before securing it with stitches.

[caption id="attachment_1966" align="alignnone" width="630"] Step 3[/caption]

Next, take the piece you cut off for the band and wrap it around so it is the exact size of your measured head.

[caption id="attachment_1967" align="alignnone" width="630"] Step 4[/caption]

You can insert the raw edge into the end of the tie. Then stitch in place underneath.

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Last but not least, stitch the bow onto the band.

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That's it! Have fun experimenting and creating different shapes to attach to the band.

[caption id="attachment_1971" align="alignnone" width="630"] Finished[/caption]

Next time you're in Ra Ra, try this one on!