Sew 50s Trifold Bow Tie from Redundant Necktie

Found some interesting vintage 50s bow ties last week & was particularly intrigued by a “trifold” bow tie with asymmetric ends.  I figured this would be a good way to use up some redundant neckties made from beautiful silks & no longer worn.

I drafted a pattern & got stitching.  Here is the work in progress.

More photos will follow once this initial post is approved.


• Meet the Author • brocobelle

I love vintage needlecrafts; live in the English countryside & enjoy local auctions and thrift stores. Sell vintage & handmade online & at vintage fairs.

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3 comments… add one

  • You’re up and running, brocobelle : ) Any subsequent posts you make will appear immediately on the site without any intervention from me. Let me know if you encounter any problems.

  • Just trying to comment anonymously.
    Love the idea of recycling men’s silk ties to bow ties and am inspired to copy you.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Nice!


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