sewing pattern - men's four fold necktie (PDF for immediate download)


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This is a PDF SEWING PATTERN that is available for immediate download, NOT a finished product! You will be able to download the pattern from Etsy after payment is completed. The PDF is 16 pages long and includes step-by-step directions with pictures, preparation & construction tips, plus the pattern itself.

the necktie
This is the exact same pattern I use to make the neckties I sell in my shop. It is a traditional, four-fold tie that you can make in pretty much any lightweight woven fabric. This necktie will fit just like the swankiest silk designer tie, only it will be one-of-a-kind because it came from your own hands!

Most necktie patterns, directions and tutorials skip the part on how to sew on the tips for a professional-looking finished tie. You won't have that problem with this pattern! The step-by-step directions include clear photos with every step, so your tie will look just as good - if not better - than something you'll find in a store.

finished dimensions
This necktie is a standard 57" long, and is 3.25" wide at its widest point. The pattern includes simple directions on how to adjust both the length and width of your tie. Either can be easily changed to suit your sizing and styling needs (e.g. you prefer a double Windsor knot; or you're very tall; or you like a skinny silhouette).

skill level
The necktie is a great project for beginners and experienced sewers alike. It requires just a bit of hand sewing (a blind stitch at the end), and the rest is done by machine. A little secret you might not know about neckties...most of the work is done at your ironing board with your iron!

suggested fabrics
Lightweight woven fabrics with some stability are perfect for the necktie. Fabrics that are too drapey won't hold the shape of the tie. Anything too heavyweight will be too bulky to tie into a knot.

Avoid fabrics that are sheer, stretchy, knit, drapey, slippery, heavyweight, or with pile like velvet or faux fur.

materials needed
- 1 yard fabric for the tie
- 1/8 yard fabric for the tips
- 1 old store-bought tie you can take apart OR
- 1 yard medium weight woven wool fabric for interlining
- basic sewing supplies + heat resistant pins

Never hesitate to contact me with any questions about any pattern you purchase from me! Reach me via Etsy convo or through my contact form here:

Sewing patterns by Valerie Williams under the labels Holland Cox, The Syndicate, or handmade classics are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License, and are for personal use only.

Average review
Worked out well. Comes out a little short, so will lengthen next time. Definitely not for beginners though.
Apr 28, 2017 by Susan Hinton
This was really the only tie pattern I could find on Etsy, and glad I snagged it because it's so very well written and photographed and am enjoying using. Cover photo can't be beat, really an attention grabber!
Oct 22, 2016 by Phyllis Smith
Very easy pattern for a very elegant-looking tie.
Sep 2, 2016 by Onyxaegis
Easy to follow and very well made!
Jul 13, 2015 by Kelsey M
A brilliant present for my brother
May 26, 2014 by Amy Butcher

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