How to Make a Necktie Pattern

Make a custom tie by creating your own necktie pattern. A wide selection of silk necktie fabric can be found at fine fabric shops. Imagine delivering a hand-sewn tie to Dad on Father's Day or stitching up some brightly coloured ties as a fun fashion accessory. Making a necktie created with your own pattern is an economical and wonderful opportunity for creative expression. With a few simple supplies and some old ties, necktie patterns can be easily created for men, women and children.

Carefully cut the stitching from the old necktie, being careful not to cut through the fabric.

Iron the unstitched necktie flat.

Place the flattened necktie on the unrolled freezer paper. Use the straight pins to pin the fabric to the paper.

With the pencil, carefully trace around the fabric. Unpin the fabric and use the ruler to make sure all the lines are straight.

Cut the pattern from the freezer paper. You can now use this pattern to cut out fabric for a necktie. Necktie fabric is cut on the bias, which means the centre seam of the pattern is placed on an imaginary line that goes diagonally across the fabric grain.

Things You'll Need

  • Old necktie
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Freezer paper
  • Pins
  • 1/2 yard heavyweight silk fabric
  • Iron
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Linda Shepard has been staff writer for "C & G Newspapers" for over 10 years, covering local government and crime and serving as the newspaper's food writer. She has written for "Michigan Meetings Magazine" and is also the owner of, an online business of self-guided walking tours.