Father’s Day Tie – Updated!

Two years ago for Father's Day I designed a tie using one of our favorite fabrics, Liberty of London Tana Lawn. The combination of a classic neck tie and the gorgeous Liberty prints was an instant hit.  We heard from so many sewists who made amazing gifts for their dads, husbands, brothers and friends. This year I decided to rework and update the pattern to make it more streamlined and easy to follow.  During this process I couldn't resist making three more ties out of some of our wonderful new Tana Lawn prints.  They are, clockwise from the top, the subtle, summery Gray Princess Emerald, the fun and Springy Green Lola Weisselberg, and the bold, modern Brown Yellow Pepper.

If you'd like to make one for your dad, grad, or yourself (!) please check out our updated Father's Day Tie project journal right here. --Molly

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20 Responses to Father’s Day Tie – Updated!

  1. Bego says:

    I love the ties and the names of the ties. Very original!

  2. purl bee says:

    Hi Birgit-

    Thank you for your question. Both types of interfacing are used as described in the pattern. The fusible interfacing is used in the "Sewing the Front Middle and Back" section and the sew-in interfacing is used in the "Shaping the Tie" section. The full pattern can be found here:

    Please let us know if you have any more questions.
    – Molly

  3. anne says:

    yay!! I wanted to make my brother-in-law a tie last summer and couldn't find a good tutorial online. I wonder why the old one didn't come up…

  4. Ruth says:

    Wow!! I love the middle one on the last picture. Not sure my dad would wear it though….that fabric would be great for a skirt or blouse though!

  5. Katie says:

    such gorgeous fabric.

  6. Loretta says:

    Love the fabric choices here and also love the skinny tie shape. Thanks for the update. It's just in time for me to start sewing for a special birthday coming up.

  7. I think this is possibly the best men's gift idea yet. Forget knitting a scarf for the man in your life. Sew a tie…and if he wears it, you have him for life. I think it might be easier to get a guy to wear a tie than a scarf…men are so finicky about color….although a younger guy might be more adventurous in the tie department. You know it's just a tie. Not a life-time commitment. Heck, I should make one for myself…I'd wear it as I did back in my Lois Lane copycat days.

  8. yvette says:

    Wow!!! As always I'm so impressed!!!

  9. anne says:

    yay!! I wanted to make my brother-in-law a tie last summer and couldn't find a good tutorial online. I wonder why the old one didn't come up…

  10. Anne says:

    That is such a great idea!! I might have to try that this year. Love all the things you guys post.

  11. Florence says:

    These are (again) wonderful – my father would love one. I must make him one before he retires.

    I'd love to link to this post on my blog – would you be happy for me to use a photo with proper credit?

  12. Kelley says:

    Love these!

  13. woman says:

    This is impressive. Your work is wonderful! Absolutely love it!

  14. Scrapiana says:

    What a brilliant idea! They look so crisp and professional. Clever you.

  15. Do you have any that I could use for my son? I can't find any ties that I like for him even thought it's almost Easter!

  16. purl bee says:

    Hi Journey Beyond,
    We do have a tie for a little boy! You can find the pattern at this link:

    Happy Easter!

  17. Birgit says:

    HI I am in the midst of making this gorgeous tie and cannot figure out the interfacing requirements – they are confusing – two are mentioned and only one sort of used — could use clarification quickly please….

  18. Tee Taylor says:

    I tried to download the pattern and it crashed my Internet Explorer. Is there a problem with the pattern/link, or is it my PC, do you think?
    I am very keen to make a tie for my husband – please help!

  19. purl bee says:

    Hi Tee! I am so sorry this is giving you trouble. It if working fine for me and I asked a few of the other girls to try it and it's working for them. It should work on Safari or Chrome or Explorer, any of them, PC or Mac. Please let us know if the problem continues! Thanks and sorry again. -Laura

  20. Tee Taylor says:

    I just tried it again on a different PC and it works well – I don't think my laptop liked it! Thanks for your help. My husband will be getting his new ties next week. I made him a lovely one in shades of blue, and a jokey one in the type of fabric they make barbour jackets out of. :-)

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