101 uses for mens silk ties

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101 uses for mens silk ties

Post: #172343 penny
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:48 pm

* make lightweight fold over tissues holder for handbag.if have,sew on bits and bobs of recycled beads.

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Re: 101 uses for mens silk ties

Post: #172344 MuddyWitch
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:50 pm

I sewed loads together to make a fab, if a little hippy :dave: skirt

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Re: 101 uses for mens silk ties

Post: #172364 Cloud
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:26 pm

No, can't see any use for them myself :wink:
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Re: 101 uses for mens silk ties

Post: #172367 Thomzo
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:50 pm

Patchwork
Make a nifty little waistcoat for a doll or teddy bear.
Make into bunting
Use as plant or tree ties.
Shove something stiff inside them (oi, I meant a piece of card or a stick not what you were thinking of) and use to dust under the hi-fi or the tv.
Cat toy
Dog lead
Cut up brightly coloured ones to decorate the Christmas tree.
Make into lavendar bags
Wrap around the handles of a door if you want to stop it slamming shut and trapping little fingers.

Hmm, the more I think about it, the more I need a man (but only one who has loads of old ties to get rid of).

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Re: 101 uses for mens silk ties

Post: #172383 MuddyWitch
Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:40 pm

Skip the man & go straight to the tie rack in your local charity shop. Ties sell for about 50p each 'round here!

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Re: 101 uses for mens silk ties

Post: #172531 Thomzo
Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:04 pm

MuddyWitch wrote:Skip the man & go straight to the tie rack in your local charity shop. Ties sell for about 50p each 'round here!

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:lol: given my luck with men, that's very good advice.

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Re: 101 uses for mens silk ties

Post: #172533 red
Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:18 pm

my friend made me a lovely bag out of old ties. They were all paisley style silk ties she had bought for very little from the charity shop. she used crazy patchwork style, and then added nice stitching over the seams. it really is a lovely thing
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Post: #187630 tizzy
Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:33 pm

There was a waistcoat made out of old ties stitched together in My Burda mag a couple of months ago. Not my taste but my eldest loved it.

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Re: 101 uses for mens silk ties

Post: #187649 Green Rosie
Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:24 pm

Use them to tie round a lamb's feet to help pull them out during a difficult birth.

(I don't do sewing :roll: )

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Re: 101 uses for mens silk ties

Post: #190776 yvette
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:16 pm

Eithne Farry, in her book 'Yeah, I made it myself' suggests using them as bag handles or straps for tops, or cutti ng up the fabric to make into fabric beads.
But I'd love to see a picture of the hippy skirt made out of ties - inspired!

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Re: 101 uses for mens silk ties

Post: #233384 skinnimini
Fri May 27, 2011 8:57 pm

I made an evening bag
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Post: #233393 Milims
Fri May 27, 2011 9:22 pm

Very pretty :mrgreen:
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Re: 101 uses for mens silk ties

Post: #233399 Rosendula
Fri May 27, 2011 10:48 pm

gosh, you're all so good! My first thought was bondage. :shock:
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Re: 101 uses for mens silk ties

Post: #233454 Thomzo
Sat May 28, 2011 1:12 pm

I seem to remember on last year's Apprentice, they had a dress made out of them. They style was lovely.

I love the evening bag, very stylish.

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Re: 101 uses for mens silk ties

Post: #233727 MKG
Mon May 30, 2011 4:51 pm

They make wonderful child chastisers. You know - the flick of the forearm and wrist, a sharp crack and a very subdued child (after the initial screaming, of course). They work (I'm told) in a similar manner on women. I wouldn't know.

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