Upcycle old neckties into a new skirt with this clever DIY

It is really easy to accumulate a lot of stuff over time without noticing how much you have. T-shirts, magazines and even neckties can add up fast, to the point where you know you have to get rid of some of them. Instead of tossing or donating, try your hand at upcycling these items.
In this DIY project, you will learn how to turn neckties into something new: a skirt. With just a little bit of sewing, you get to create something new and unique for your wardrobe without spending any money. Check out the instructions and video to see how you can make this simple upcycled skirt from neckties.
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Materials
- Neckties with various patterns
- Fabric measuring tape
- Scissors
- Sewing pins
- Sewing machine
- Zipper
Instructions
1. Measure 17 inches from the point of the tie along the length of the tie. At the 17-inch mark, cut off the remaining fabric.
2. Repeat Step 1 for as many neckties needed to make up the body of the skirt.
3. Arrange all the neckties so that they are right side up and side by side.
4. Measure across the neckties and cut a tie to that length. Place it horizontally along the top edge of all the neckties and pin it into place with sewing pins.
5. Sew the tie to the ties of the skirt.
6. Sew the ties of the skirt to each other so they create one piece of fabric.
7. Pin the zipper to the last neckties on each end. This will bring the neckties into a circular piece of fabric, forming the skirt.
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8. Sew the zipper into the skirt.
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