Things to Do with Old Ties – Wall Street Bailout Projects

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PT @ MAKE writes:

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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HOW TO – make a handbag out of ties.

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

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Hats made from vintage ties.

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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.

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CRAFT Volume 01: 70’s Tie-upholstered switch plate.


Two-Tie sling tutorial

4 thoughts on “Things to Do with Old Ties – Wall Street Bailout Projects

  1. fitterknitter says:

    I made a vest several years ago from ties that was so clever no one could even tell it was made from ties. If you’d like to see it, I can send you a photo.

  2. Things to Do with Old Ties – Wall Street Bailout Projects Rebecca Stern says:

    Yes please!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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