DIY Fat Tie to Skinny Tie

For those you of who know my husband he’s a pretty sharp and trendy dresser.  He likes his ties skinny.  I really shouldn’t even take credit for this project except that I found it on Pintrest and suggested to him that he try it out.  Here’s how he did it:

First here is the difference between the fat and the skinny tie.  He wanted the top one to be the size of the bottom one.  I promise in real life the tie is red, not pink.

Lawyer Spouse and Maven of the House: DIY- Fat tie to Skinny Tie

Now the first real step in the project is to cut the stitches out of the tie:

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This is what the tie looks like opened up.  See that white part in the middle, that is the structure of the tie so you will be cutting that part.

Lawyer Spouse and Maven of the House: DIY- Fat tie to Skinny Tie

Place a tie that you are happy with size-wise in the middle as a way to measure.

Lawyer Spouse and Maven of the House: DIY- Fat tie to Skinny Tie

Now cut!

Lawyer Spouse and Maven of the House: DIY- Fat tie to Skinny Tie

The good thing about this project is that it really doesn’t require much precision because no one is going to see the inside.  My husband and I are both novice sewers so neither of us have the skills or patience for the perfect cuts.  See those not-so-straight lines?  They don’t matter.

Lawyer Spouse and Maven of the House: DIY- Fat tie to Skinny Tie

Now iron down the sides so they lay flat

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Lawyer Spouse and Maven of the House: DIY- Fat tie to Skinny Tie

Lawyer Spouse and Maven of the House: DIY- Fat tie to Skinny Tie

Here it is ironed flat

Lawyer Spouse and Maven of the House: DIY- Fat tie to Skinny Tie

Now stitch the sides back together with very simple vertical stitches (by hand not a sewing machine):

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Lawyer Spouse and Maven of the House: DIY- Fat tie to Skinny Tie

Here’s the finished product!

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So easy!