Monday, November 29, 2010

A Tie Rose Tutorial

Hi Guys Sorry it's taken so long but Uni work is finished and its now time to get making for Christmas!
Here after popular request is my Tie Roses Tutorial!
This is super super easy and one Rose took me about 40mins sat in front of the TV. You can put them on metal hairbands or attach a brooch back to them I'm doing one hairband and two brooches. The Band was £1.25 from a bead shop and about 20 brooch backs were £2.50.
Apologies for some of the dark photos.

You Will need:
Hand Sewing Needle
One Necktie and
Your Desired fastening or band. Thats it!

Ok Here goes:

First twist the thick end of the tie into a curl just enough to get about 3 twists around. I decided to twist it and then roll it together but you don't have to, I'm just a butterfingers and found it easier.
Next secure it so you can concentrate on the next step knowing it won't unravel,
Do this by just sticking a few stitches in haphazard as you like.

Go to the thin end of the tie and do a tacking or running stitch up one side making sure it's open at both ends, Ruche as much or as little as you like by pulling on one side of the thread and holding the other still (depending on how frilly you would like your flower.)
Then Start to gather into circles, stitching in place as you go leave the little end free.

The Back should look like this messy is totally fine as here is the cheeky trick...

Fold over the little tie end and stitch in place and voila! No messy stitching!
And a perfect loop for headband or just stitch your Brooch back on and there you have it!
Here is my housemate Josh modeling it for me! Good Luck!

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