Lay out two ties forming an 'x' and make this tasteful project

Everyone loves a good waist-cinching item of clothing, and few accessories are more effortlessly flattering than an obi belt inspired by traditional Japanese dress. If you've had trouble finding the perfect one to buy, or you're just reluctant to spend money on a belt that you could make yourself, then this is an ideal project for you.
Most everyone has some spare ties lying around, and if you have a little spare time as well, then you have almost everything you need to create this super flattering yet super simple accessory right at home.
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Materials
- 2 neckties
- Spare fabric in coordinating color
- Fabric marking pencil
- Scissors
- Ruler
- Pins
- Sewing machine
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Instructions
1. Lay the two ties flat, so their wide ends intersect at a slightly diagonal angle. Pin them together.
2. Place the pinned ties on top of the spare fabric, and outline them with the fabric marking pencil. Cut out the outlined shape.
3. Turn the pinned ties over, so the fronts are facing down, then pin the trimmed piece of fabric to the back of the ties around its perimeter.
4. Sew down the fabric where it's pinned, then quilt the belt by sewing through all of the fabric layers.
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5. Once you've finished the quilting, your new obi belt is ready to be worn proudly.
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