I recently took a precious tie of my late brother’s and transformed it into a little pouch to carry a cell phone and credit cards for my dear sister-in-law. I think it took me maybe 30′! Be careful though – if you have an iPhone – you’d better use the WIDEST tie you can find! I utilized this pattern: Tie Pocket Pouch from Indygo Junction…but I bet you can figure it out from the picture yourself! If not – here is the link to the pattern, and it includes how to make it ‘from scratch’ with fabric. But…I ask WHY?? when a tie makes it so easy – and a great way to create a very special gift.
All it really involves is using the wide end of the tie – approx 21” or so and folding it into some ‘pouch pockets’ and stitching, adding a closure and a loop on the back. Un-stitch the back of the tie for about 8” in order to slip in the stiffener as I mention below.
I also opted to use a magnetic snap inside to hold it shut rather than the large grommet and strap as seen on the front of the pattern.
I might also add that there is a ’Timtex-type stiffener inside the large part of the tie – the very back side to give it body. You could even cut cardboard or a side of a gallon milk carton.
Note I added my own ‘label’.
Have fun with this quick sewing project. Not too late to whip up some of these as gifts!