My current obsession with Christmas magazines has finally paid off. I found such a great tutorial for the perfect gift for all the men in my life.
If your reading this and you happen to be my Dad or brother then stop reading right now. Seriously close the computer window and go and do something else for a second.
Right then, the tutorial.
You know who men's wallets always have the smallest space for coins? Well steal one of their old ties and make a coin wallet out of it.
This is super simple. I'm not at all a whizz on a sewing machine, so if I can do it you can too. In fact you don't even need a sewing machine, you can make it without.
You will need:
Needle and thread
Iron and ironing board
Sewing machine (optional)
Measure 25cm up from the tie's point and cut across, the discard the skinny part of the tie. Fold the raw edge over on itself to create a neat hem, pin, then stitch together.
Fold the straight edge of the tie towards the point by 7.5cm and pin along each side. Sew together.
Finally, attach your decorative button with a few stitches just above the point on the front of the tie.
The greatest thing about this craft? It was totally free. I had everything to hand, and stole a tie from my Dad. Don't worry I made sure it was an old one!
What do you make/buy for the men in your life?