My oldest son Jake is very stylish. Today I am sharing his very own creation, a DIY Denim Tie. This year he is in 7th grade and accidentally got put in Home Economics. It actually suited him quiet well, and the girls in his class quite liked having him around. He started off with a skinny tie that he already had.
Then he took an old pair of his dad’s jeans and laid them out on the counter. He looked around till he found the worn marks and whiskering that he wanted on the front of the tie.
He turned them inside out and placed the tie over the desired parts of the jeans.
Then with a marker he traced the tie with about a 1/4 of an inch extra all the way around. The jeans were not long enough for the tie, so he traced the extra needed right next to the main part of the tie.
Then he cut them out and pinned the two sections together.
After a bit of debate about thread color, he opted for the blue closest to the denim itself. Then he stitched a simple stitch 1/4 inch in from the edges. This way it wouldn’t fray too much after being washed.
If you look close you can see the stitch marks in the photo below.
Pair the tie with a funky plaid shirt and there you have it. I love that he came up with the idea and executed it all on his own!
That is one stylish Jr. High kid! Thanks for letting me take pics along the way Jake.