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This Fast Fix will document lengthening a necktie. Tall people have difficulty finding an affordable necktie that fits. Additionally, as teens grow, their ties can become too short. Lengthening a tie is easy and can usually be completed at home, or anywhere else with a sewing machine. It can also be done by hand stitching, but I’ll be using a sewing machine.

  1. How to Lengthen a Necktie, How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 1, image 1 of 2 How to Lengthen a Necktie, How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Measure for the length to add to the tie by measuring from the end of the tie to the belt loop.

    • Add five inches to that length. This is how long your fabric insert should be.

    • In this photo, the tie is 8 inches too short. Add the 8 inches to the 5 inches needed for seams. I need 13 extra inches for the fabric insert.

  2. How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 2, image 1 of 2 How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • In this step, measure to find out where to add the extra fabric to the tie, so that the insert will be hidden beneath the collar.

    • Measure from the clavicle to the belt loop.

    • Add two inches.

    • In this photo, the person is 22" from clavicle to belt loop, so I will insert the fabric at 24" from the wide tip of the tie.

  3. How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • From the widest end of the tie, measure the desired length, in this case, 24 inches.

    • Mark the spot with a fabric marker. This is where you will cut the tie in Step 7.

  4. How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Rip the seams along the back of the tie using a seam ripper.

  5. How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 5, image 1 of 2 How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the inner white section of the tie by folding outward and placing on the widest part of tie.

  6. How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Unfold the tie.

    • Measure the diagonal width of the tie.

    • You will cut the piece of fabric insert to this width.

  7. How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Using a rotary cutter on a cutting board, cut the tie diagonally along the section you marked with the fabric marker in Step 3.

  8. How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 8, image 1 of 2 How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Cut a piece of fabric to match the length and width desired.

    • In this case, I am adding a piece of fabric 13 inches long and 6 inches wide, but the measurements will be different for each person depending on the width of the tie and the length being added.

  9. How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 9, image 1 of 2 How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Pin the extra fabric along the cut portion of the tie so that added fabric forms a "V."

  10. How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Sew the insert in place.

  11. How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Pin second portion of original tie in place so that the original tie and the added fabric forms a "V".

  12. How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Sew the insert in place.

  13. How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • After sewing both ends in place, the tie should look like this.

    • Unfold the inner tie lay it back inside the tie.

  14. How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 14, image 1 of 2 How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Iron the inserted fabric so that it follows the fold pattern of the original tie.

  15. How to Lengthen a Necktie: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Hand sew down the entire length of the back of the tie.

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    • The tie is now the desired length and will reach the belt when worn.

Conclusão

This repair is a great knowledge to have for tall people who wear ties on a regular basis.

Mel Anderson

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