More Neck Tie Recycling


So here is a dog neck tie tutorial using a recycled human neck tie (you may have seen it in EveryDog Spring Issue 2012!).  I like this one even better than my original upcycled neck tie, but it's a little more complex.

Before photo:

If your dog is small (like Sebastian), you'll want to use the end of the tie.  If your dog is big, you can use the front like the humans do.  Determine the length you want the tie and add a few inches (this is because you'll be wrapping it around their collar).


Fold the "new" top of the tie back (make sure the width is bigger than the collar) and sew it or glue it in place.


Cut a small piece from the remaining tie material (this one is about 2" long) and fold it so that it's about half inch wide.  Stitch or glue both ends of the strip together to keep it from unfolding.  Center the strip on your tie like this:


Bring both sides of the strip in, creating shape to the neck tie like this:


Stitch it in place.


And voila!


But wait, there's more!  No need to throw away the remaining neck tie material.  Check out these matchy girly pieces Sebastian and I made for the ladies in his life.

Bow

Flower



xoxoxoxoxoxo,
Erika and Sebastian

9 comments:

Sharon GARDNER said...

I love it! This might just get me to break out the sewing machine :)

Two French Bulldogs said...

Great idea!!
Benny & Lily

Colby said...

That's a cute idea. I may have to do that to a few of my toys for my 3 boys.

Happy Wednesday!
Colby

brandi b said...

OMG! Just found your blog and I love it. My chi girl baby HATES wearing collars and clothes, but I keep putting them on her cuz she is soooo adorable in clothes! Love Sebastian. He knows he is a handsome guy, too!
Have a great Thursday,
Brandi and BugBug in OKC

Stephanie Carlson said...

So adorable! I can't wait to make some of these for my boys. Thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I wonder..should I cut my dad's tie? Maybe not...^^

DeeDee said...

I loved this so much I had to make the boys one.. check them out on my blog... so darling... thanks for sharing the directions.,

Janae said...

I just found your blog I am really enjoying it. I am a new follower!!

cchesher said...

Is there a tutorial for making the bowtie? I love this and want to be able to do something with the scraps!

Amazing blog thanks for sharing.

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