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Written by PFAFF on July 20, 2023

How to Sew a Father's Day Tie

Make Dad Feel Extra Special this Father's Day with a Handmade Tie!

Pattern originally posted on by Barbara Brindzik

Looking for the perfect way to show Dad some love this Father's Day? We've got just the idea - why not make him a tie that's as unique and special as he is!

Sew a classic-style tie for your Dad or Grandpa. Embellish it and make it unique with your own choice of decorative stitches. PFAFF’s floating stitches or the 3.4 stitches fit nicely for the decoration of ties.


Here is what you need to make Dad his own handmade tie:

  • Fabric 60x80 cm / 24"x32"
  • Soft and flexible fusible stabilizer
  • Tear-Away stabilizer for sewing the embellishment stitches
  • Threads in a matching colour for sewing
  • PFAFF Sewing machine
  • Presser feet that fit your selected stitches
  • Threads in matching colour for embellishing
  • Disappearing marker or pen


tie pattern

You can easily draw this pattern according to the measurements above. It gives you a moderate size of tie not too wide or too narrow.
Also can use this layout to cut the pieces. Cut in one layer of fabric, you need only one piece of each part. Approx. 10 mm seam allowance is included.

Cutting and Preparations:

Cut out all pieces of the tie from your fabric (you need only one layer of each)
Cut pieces of equal size from the soft fusible stabilizer for the two longer pieces.
Iron the stabilizer to the fabric pieces, and make sure that the stabilizer sticks to the fabric everywhere.


Use beautiful stitches to embellish your tie. In these two samples, the stitches are used from PFAFF creative Icon 2 from menu 3.4 “Maxi Hand Embroidery Stitches” (green tie), and menu 8.5 “Floating Stitches” (lilac tie). A beautiful Reinforced Straight stitch is always nice too.

pfaff needle art stitches

Green Tie:

Mark the place and the direction for your embellishment with a disappearing marker or pen. Follow the thread direction in your fabric, so the embellishment will end up nicely at a 45 degrees angle.

Use tear away stabilizer underneath the fabric when sewing the stitches.

green tie embellishments

Purple Tie:

Prepare a stabilizer by drawing four parallel lines (or as many as you desire) with a desired distance between (approx 2 cm or 1”). Fold the piece of tie along the fabric thread direction, and at the place there you want to place the first row of your embellishment.
Place the folded edge along the first line on the stabilizer. 

purple tie sewing

Snap-on the Bi-Level Guide Foot, align the center guide to the folded edge of the fabric, and sew your selected stitch. 
Fold out and stretch the fabric and iron the seam nicely and flat.

purple tie embellishment
purple tie embellishment 2

Continue with the next row, align the folded edge to the second line, and sew your selected stitch. (8 - 9 -10)

purple tie second line of embellishment
purple tie sewing second line of embellishment

Fold out and iron. Continue like this until you reach the desired amount of stitched lines.

purple tie embellishment 2 1


Sew together the two long pieces into one long tie.
Sew the lining onto the pointy ends, cut excess seam allowance, turn out, and iron.

pfaff tie construction 1
pfaff tie construction 2

Sew together the tie along the long side, right sides together, to form a “tube”.

tie construction 3

The seam should start and end at the end of linings.

pfaff tie construction 3

Steam carefully the seam allowance apart. Do not press the iron, just keep it hovering above the fabric.

pfaff tie construction 4

Turn it out, and iron it carefully in the same way as before. Keep the iron hovering above the tie and steam. Avoid pressing sharp edges into the tie.

finished ties

In conclusion, sewing a tie for a Father's Day gift is a wonderful way to show Dad how much he means to you. With your creativity, attention to detail, and personal touch, you can create a special and meaningful tie that he'll cherish always.

Spending quality time together during the crafting process is an added bonus, making this gift all the more memorable and sentimental. So, don't hesitate to try your hand at this project, and let your heart guide you in creating a one-of-a-kind gift that Dad will love and appreciate. Happy crafting!

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Downloadable Project Instructions

Article written by PFAFF
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