Last Updated on September 16, 2022
You can make a tie ottoman at home if you have enough fabric and some basic sewing skills. This tutorial will walk you through the steps needed to create an ottoman base from fabric. Moreover, it will show you how to create the Tipping lining and interlining for the ottoman. After that, you can start making the ottoman itself. Then, you can place nu foam in it to make it a comfortable seat.
Tie base fabric
First, create the base of your ottoman by cutting a circle from a heavy weight fabric, such as drill cotton or heavy felt, about 20 cm in diameter. Then, pin the circle to the base fabric, right side up. Use a hand stitch to secure the tie to the base fabric. Be sure not to go through the front side of the tie fabric, as you will need to hand stitch through the tie fabric.
To create the base, cut the center piece from another fabric that is approximately ten inches larger than the width of your tie. Using a ruler, measure and mark the tipping pieces from the bottom side of the tie. You will need five of these pieces. To create a base of the same width and height as the tie, cut two more pieces of fabric that are approximately three inches longer than the base piece.
You can also create your own pattern by upcycling an old tie. Trace the pattern onto a large piece of craft paper. Use an arrow to indicate the grainline of the fabric at a 45-degree angle. Cut the tie on the bias, thereby preventing any unnecessary wrinkling or ripples. Repeat this process with each side piece until the top and bottom are complete.
Once you have made the base, you can sew the necktie to the top and bottom. Repeat for the other side. If desired, you can make the ottoman for your dad as well. Remember that it’s a fun project, and it costs little to make. And it’s sure to be a conversation piece! So, don’t wait any longer to make the necktie ottoman of your dreams.
To create the fabric for the ottoman, you need to first fold the tie by the center, leaving a 1/8 inch space in the middle. Next, fold the narrow part of the tie inwards. Place the interlining piece inside the tie, and pin the edges. Fold the lining inwards, too. You can use interfacing from old ties. The best part is that this method doesn’t require extra pattern drafting and cutting, so you can use it on more than one tie.
Cut a circle from medium to heavy-weight fabric. It should be slightly larger than the inner fabric, but not too big. Make sure you use a bias-bound needle or overlocker. Once the fabric is cut, stitch it to the underlay using a machine or hand stitch. Don’t forget to backstitch the edges. This will ensure that it stays in place, but there may be some excess fabric that will come out when you’re done.
Fold the outer structure of the ottoman in half. Use a basting line as a visual reference. Stitch the two halves together, leaving a small gap for turning out. Stitch the outer structure into the facing, making sure to leave enough room for turning it out. Then use a zigzag stitch, which is equivalent to a super stretch stitch, to finish the edges.
To sew the outer part, fold the outer half of the fabric over the center piece. Press the edges of the outer part toward the center, and press to make a crease. Repeat for the center base piece. When all the pieces are finished, the fabric can be trimmed to make it look like a normal ottoman. A beautiful ottoman is now ready for you to use! If you’ve ever wondered how to make a tie ottoman, you can follow these steps and make the most of your discarded neckties!
When sewing a necktie ottoman, it’s important to take into account the size of the base piece and the tipping piece. Depending on the tipping fabric, you can cut the pieces with a quarter-inch or half-inch seam allowance. Lay the center piece and the base piece right sides together and measure from the grainline to the selvage. Cut the tipping pieces on the bias as well. Then, place the pieces right sides together, making sure the tips are at the same level on both sides. Sew the pieces together with a 1/4″ to 1/2-inch seam allowance. Trim the excess fabric.
The tipping lining can be made of any fabric. You can choose a solid color or something funky, like a vintage pin-up girl or Peek-a-Boo neckties. When sewing a necktie ottoman, you can use the leftover material as the interlining. Alternatively, you can cut the tipping off and reuse the material as the tipping. When finished, simply reassemble the ottoman and add a new layer of tipping.
Choosing the correct tipping will enhance the quality of the necktie ottoman. The fabric that is used to tip the ottoman should be soft and wrinkle resistant. A quality tipping will last a long time. It will help protect your tie from fading and help it last longer. When buying a necktie, always look for one that’s made with a quality tipping. If you don’t want to spend the extra money, skip the tipping lining and purchase a tie made with an interlining.
To make a lining for a necktie ottoman, you can use an old woolen blanket or drill cotton. Cut the circle one-half-inch larger than the underlay. When sewing the lining, use a hand stitch to close the edges. The seam must go through both layers except the front. You can reuse the old interlining on new ties as well. Remember to keep the tie’s outer fabric close to the front edge to prevent any visible stitches on the back.
Tie tipping lining
To make the lining for a necktie ottoman, first cut a circle of medium or heavy weight fabric. You can use drill cotton or heavy-weight felt. Fold the pieces to the right side and sew them together, making sure to cut evenly from the grainline to the selvage. Repeat for the other piece. Make sure that the pieces have equal tips and are placed right sides together. Sew them together using a 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch seam allowance. You can also hand-stitch the piece to the center piece if you prefer.
Next, cut a circle of fabric. Use an old woolen blanket as padding. It should be roughly the same size as the underlay. Sew the underlay to the circle of fabric. Pin the deconstructed tie into the center of the circle. Make sure that the edges of the tie tipping overlap the fabric underneath. Use a machine stitch that goes through the material. Once the lining is in place, the ottoman is ready to be placed on the floor.
Choose a high-quality interlining that is not too stiff. A brushed wool blend is ideal for a tie. Wool makes for an attractive and comfortable necktie, but is also less expensive than synthetic materials. Tie tipping is often made of cheaper materials like cotton or polyester, but these two materials do not have the same wrinkle-resistance or texture. If you want to save money, skimp on this step.
High-quality ties are stitched to prevent tearing. You should choose a self-loop keeper for the best results. It should be made of high-quality material and be secure enough to hold the tie while it is being stored. A keeper is a band of material that secures the back blade of the tie. Some manufacturers use a brand label as the keeper, but it usually doesn’t hold up to everyday wear and tear.
Pattern from old tie
You can make a tie ottoman using a necktie ottoman pattern. You can use an old tie that is still usable or you can use one that has been retired. It is easy to make this pattern by following a few simple steps. You’ll need a piece of fabric that is wide enough and a needle and thread. Then you will need to cut the necktie into the shape you want it to be.
You’ll need a piece of base fabric, tipping lining, and interlining. You can use any type of fabric as a base fabric, or even a piece of your old tie. The interlining will be visible under the tips, so you can contrast it with the base fabric. In some cases, you’ll also need a spring interlining. You can also disassemble the tie and reuse the interlining.
To create a pattern, you can either purchase one or draw one yourself. If you’re not comfortable with computer software, you can simply draw the pattern on a piece of craft paper. When tracing, remember to place the grainline at a 45-degree angle on the paper to allow for the optimum drape of the piece. After tracing the pattern, cut out the pieces.
Next, you need to sew the folded edges together using matching thread. This is not an easy task with a sewing machine. You need to use a double thread needle. Start at the far right corner of the tie, and work your way to the left. Pull the needle through the fold from under and insert it in the top fold. Continue to sew the other sides. Once you are finished, press the piece to ensure that the stitches have set properly.
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