Good grief! When did Christmas get to be a week away? The plan is to do all my sewing machine work on the ties before the weekend. Saturday will be spent folding and hand sewing. I started this process with my least favorite fabrics. That way, by the time I got to my top fabrics, I would have gotten it all down.
Here’s how I solved my tip problem in the tie blade.
When you go to match your lining up with your facing in the blade section, you want to nestle the fabrics like so
You want to have about a fingers width of distance between the lining and the fashion fabric to create the actual miter. Not right against each other in the fold.
When you sew the sides, you’ll stop right where the stitches across the top are. Then, when turned inside out, it will naturally pull the roll of the fashion fabric on to the lining. Below is how it rolled before I even pressed it.
I’ve got about three of these to this point with two more to go. By Saturday, I should be folding and closing them up at the back with my hand stitches.
** These are abbreviated directions just to show how I made my blade tip