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I live a few blocks from Wall street in a building that is getting torn down, it’s not quite Fight Club style (yet) but it’s filled with good trash finds. Usually I find all sorts of fun things around here late at night, folks just throw away everything it seems – but this end-of-month trashing is even more extreme. Lots of folks seem to be leaving, I saw a huge box of ties which I can only assume was from an infestation of investment bankers. It’s a bit of a shame, so I gathered up projects you can do with old ties, maybe it will come in handy for someone who is considering tossing out a nice tie collection wants to make some $$ selling the remade wares.

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 Tiebag
HOW TO – make a handbag out of ties.

 Necktiepouch2
Two-Tie sling tutorial, how to turn them into a handy bag that can hold a water bottle or anything else.

Make Pt1002
CRAFT – Volume 8 – Necktie glasses cases, make a stylish carrying case from an old tie.

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Hats made from vintage ties.

Make Pt1004
Refashioned ties. Who needs to wear boring old ties when you can refashion them? The ties in this Flickr set have all been silkscreened, cut apart, riveted, and stitched to distinctly new heights.

 Images Craft 01 Quickcrafts Switchplate
 Images Craft 01 Quickcrafts Tieplate
CRAFT Volume 01: 70′s Tie-upholstered switch plate.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. docpop.myopenid.com says:

    Thanks for including my tie hats project. I have quite a few more tie related projects on my flickr craft set http://www.flickr.com/photos/docpopular/sets/72157600404784044/.
    I also have an instructable up for my Designer Tie-patches too http://www.instructables.com/id/Designer-Eye-Patches/.

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