For this project you will need:
- a skinny necktie end
- a plastic yogurt (or similar) container, washed and sanitized
- a sew-on snap fastener
- a button
- scissors and/or box cutter
- cutting/working surface
- needle and thread
First, cut the necktie end to a length that will fit around your wrist with about a one-inch overlap, plus an additional 1/2 inch for hemming. You can make it snug like a wrist cuff, or a little loose like a bangle – it’s up to you.
Next, using either scissors or box-cutter, cut your plastic container straight down the side.
Cut off the top lip and the flat bottom.
Then cut out a 1-inch wide strip (wider or narrower to suit the width of your necktie end).
Feed the plastic strip into the necktie, between the lining and the front of the tie (the underside of the tie is usually stitched to the lining, so you can only feed it in at the front). Once it’s all the way in, trim the excess plastic strip as needed to allow for hemming the tie.
Next, turn the raw end of the tie to the inside, pin it, and sew.
I use a blind stitch to hide the thread as best I can, but you don’t have to be that fussy – just keep it tidy. You can even machine stitch it, but I prefer to hand-sew for this particular project.
If you still have a bit of plastic sticking out of the tie at the pointed end, trim it down so that it’s all tucked away and hidden. Then, hand stitch closed the opening (again I use a blind stitch) to completely encase the plastic strip.
Sew on your snap fastener to fit the way you like (you’ll have a bit of wiggle room, depending on the length of tie you cut).
Then, opposite the snap, sew a decorative button to the outside.
These necktie cuff bracelets are so easy to make that you’ll want to make a bunch.
They’re nice and lightweight which is great for the summer – a perfect accessory to liven up your outfit!