Tutorial: How to Freezer Paper Stencil (or Fake Silk Screen) a Necktie

Measure the width of the tie where you want to place the stencil.It isn’t hard to find silk neckties when you’re out thrifting; the challenge will instead be to avoid loud, ugly silk neckties with large designs. The best necktie for this project will be made from silk or a silk blend, and will be either plain, or printed with a small-scale repeating pattern.

Of course, I’m not your boss, so go crazy with the tie selection if you need to.

After you’ve found the perfect tie, measure its width at the point at which you want the stencil to rest. I cut my stencil to be about 1/2″ narrower than the tie, but I’ve seen beautiful screen-printed neckties in which the stencil carried over to the back of the tie, too. Perhaps I’ll make one of those next year.

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.


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