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Tip 383: Indulge the Recycle Jones - Silk TiesBy DianeSev on 11/3/11 1:14 PM

I have a stash of used silk ties from my husband that I use for the binding when making a Hong Kong finish on a waistband.

I take the tie apart and handwash the silk, which is already on the bias. When it is dry, I press it and cut it into an even strip with my rotary cutter and ruler. It is ready to use for a Hong Kong finish.

You can also recycle the interfacing: it makes great sleeve headers.

If you let people know you collect old silk ties, you might be amazed at how many you receive!

Submitted by Peggy L.

This tip is from 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips. We post a tip on Mondays, but the snowstorm threw us off schedule!

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Amanda.Claire said... (11/7/11 8:02 AM) Reply
What an awesome tip!

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