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Tips on recycling neckties and on clothing construction for quilters from an award-winning designer.
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Interface for longer life

Pieces from recycled silk ties will be more durable if they are interfaced before use.  If you are planning a project that will see a lot of use, consider using a light-weight fusible interfacing (or underlining) on the pieces either before cutting, or on the complete unit after construction.  You will not have a problem with fraying edges or seams this way.

Add a collar

It's fairly easy to add a simple collar to a neckline.  After sewing the shoulder seams, measure the length of the neck opening from center front to center front.  Cut a rectangle a couple of inches longer by 7" wide.  Interface one half (the facing) and baste that raw edge to the right side of the garment.  Turn the opposite raw edge under 1/2".  RST, sew the ends of the collar even with the center fronts and trim.  Turn and sew the folded edge over the seam.  This collar will not form lapels.

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