I was contracted by a friend to make scarves as Christmas presents for her family and friends out of her deceased father's neckties. I was thrilled to do this even in the midst of a crazy Christmas season of sewing. Her father was my former Pastor and he baptized my son when he was 18 months old. So I felt honored when she asked me to this. Initially we spoke about me making 20 or more scarves but because she didn't have enough neckties we decided to do only 8. I made a sample for her to see how it would come out, and here it is:
We decided to make it about 6 inches longer. The backing is a silky minky knit but not with a lot of stretch at all.
I ran into some challenges as some of the ties are silk and some are polyester, and since they are cut on the bias, there is a lot of stretching. I was thinking about using a stabilizer before I sew on backing. What do you guys think?