Take a look at these great tie and belt tutorials, then close your eyes and think about fabric options. Doesn’t your mind boggle with the possibilities? Forget “plain,” “brown leather,” “stuffy” or any other thoughts old belts and ties bring to mind. Create special wardrobe additions this year for your loved ones! Start with ties and belts!
Necktie
Ottobre offers a fantastic Necktie Tutorial (scroll through the options until you see a graphic with a pink tie on the left and a multi-colored tie on the right) in PDF format. While this specific pattern is intended for boys, it could be easily adapted for the adult guys in your life.
Patchwork Belt
Autum does it again with this fun, easy and patchwork Belt Tutorial via her blog, Creative Little Daisy.
Sash Belt
Karen shows how to make this easy (yet sophisticated) belt or sash with her Sash Belt Tutorial on her blog, Altered Cloth.
Easy Toddler Belt
Crystal notes on her blog, My Longest Year, that this Easy Toddler Belt Tutorial is especially great for boy gifts and is also a good beginner project (it takes 20 minutes!). Crystal has the tutorial available in a PDF version in addition to the tutorial post (visit link to download).

Fabric Recommendations

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for these projects:

Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice Lauren’s choice
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More Handmade Holiday ideas:
9 ~ Fabric Ornaments
8 ~ Sachets
7 ~ For Your Purse or Pocket
6 ~ Blankets for Baby
5 ~ Tote Bags
4 ~ Lunch Bags
3 ~ For the House
2 ~ Pincushions & Pins
1 ~ Aprons

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