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Posted on: 5/5/10 9:19 PM
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I love to add fun and artsy details to my clothing. Instead of using bias tape for binding necklines, I will often use ties I have picked up in thrift shops. They are already cut on the bias and so I can just cut the width I want. The inside part of the tie can also be recycled into shoulder seams. Take a look at old ties and imagine the patterns when used as binding on a neckline...very cool!

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Holmar said... (11/10/12 6:57 PM) Reply
That is such a cool idea...thanks for sharing!
SavageCoco said... (9/22/12 1:31 AM) Reply
Oh, I LOVE this! Thanks so much!
azjune said... (8/6/11 9:59 AM) Reply
Great recycling idea!
marec said... (5/8/10 6:01 PM) Reply
room2ndfloor, I read your review (actually for the second time) and saw your comment..."Since both the shantung and the dupioni ravel like crazy, I finished every seam with bias bindings, which I made of fabric scraps and silk neckties. I love to put whimsical interior details into my otherwise conservative clothing." Great minds think alike! :-p
room2ndfloor said... (5/6/10 6:45 PM) Reply
I love to use men's ties for interior work. Check my review on the Keiko dress. Neckties from several of my high school classmates are inside of it.
Laurie Lou said... (5/6/10 5:00 PM) Reply
I LIKE it!
Teeavilnor said... (5/6/10 11:36 AM) Reply
Fun idea
kws said... (5/6/10 9:13 AM) Reply
Great idea
ryansmumAria said... (5/6/10 7:34 AM) Reply
Oh, wow, that's very clever ! Never thought to do this. Thank you. Now I have a reason to go to thrift shops.
SusiM said... (5/6/10 0:37 AM) Reply
Good idea! Thanks.
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