Father’s Day is this weekend so I wanted to find a good Dad’s craft. So whats more typical for Father’s Day then a tie? Not all Dad’s wear ties but I found this re-purposing to be super fun and really useful.
We will be putting hidden pockets in Dad’s tie! Did you also know its bad for your back to sit on a wallet gentlemen?
All you’ll need is an inexpensive tie (in case you ruin the tie on your first attempt), needle and thread, scissors, pen, credit card or business card.
First you want to snip the thread that holds the back and bottom of the tie together. Next sew a straight line on the bottom of the tie making the bottom of the pocket. There is a thick material in between the silk and front of the tie so make sure you sew the silk to the thick material and not through to the front. You don’t want to see the pockets from the front of the tie.
Next you’ll want to use the credit card to measure the size of the pocket. You want it the same size as the card. Next cut the sides of the tie using your measurements. Then fold the tops of both sides down and sew the folds in place. This makes the pocket visible from the back and a bit smaller then the card so you can get to the item easier.
Now fold the top of the silk pocket down and sew this fold in place. Again sew the top of the pocket cut tie to the stiff material carefully not sewing all the way through to the front. Now the seems of the pockets look nice and clean. Lastly sew the two sides of the tie back together.
One final touch, if you want, is to put a small slice in the tie further up for a pen to fit.
Now your tie is done and can hold a pen and cards for those impromptu meetings!