What you will need
One second-hand necktie
Meedle and thread
Lay the necktie flat with the back side facing up. Measure and mark 17 inches (43cm) in from the tip, then cut the tie width-wise. Discard the narrow end of the tie.
Use a seam ripper to open the seam along the back of the tie 6-7 inches (15-18cm) to create a pouch.
Measure 8 inches (20cm) in from the cut end and mark. Fold the tie at the mark toward the pointed tip and tuck under 1/2 inch (1.3cm) of cut edge and pin.
Using small whip stitches along the top and sides, hand-sew the folded-over portion of tie to only the top layer of fabric beneath it.
Hand-stitch along the top and sides, securing the folded-over portion of tie to the top layer of fabric beneath it.
Fold the tip of the tie over to make a flap. Finish by affixing a set of self-adhesive Velcro dots to keep the case closed.
Now you’ve got a unique and stylish Father’s Day gift for Dad!
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