We found this great DIY on BRIT+CO by Mindy Spinny perfect for re-purposing ties and using up your deadstock!

All you need is a tie, scissors, fabric, and a needle and thread (or sewing machine)! The pocket tie they created easily carries your iPhone, a couple credit cards, and a little bit of cash. So convenient!

Here’s their post:


– Tie

– Small piece of fabric (for the pockets)

– Needle and thread

– Sewing pins

– Snap button

– Optional: sewing machine


First, get your materials in order. An old tie, a piece of fabric that matches, and thread.


Use scissors or a seam ripper to unstitch the back of the tie. Our tie faked its fanciness and only had a little piece of silk – the white fabric you see is the fabric that keeps the tie stiff.

Take your pocket fabric and cut a piece that will serve as the iPhone pocket and base pocket layer.


Iron the fabric. Pin it, lay it in the tie to make sure you’re all good. Sew!


Repeat with the next pocket, and use a credit card to measure the size. Sew the card pocket to the iPhone pocket.


Now, you need to attach it to the tie. Pin it to the tie so that it doesn’t go through the front. Turn the tie inside out and hand sew the pocket to the inside layer of fabric in the tie.


Lastly, we added a simple snap button to keep the pocket closed.


This is a great DIY for guys and gals alike! Ladies, here are a few ways you can rock it.


This post is a re-post with permission from BIRT+CO – follow them on twitter ,fb  or pinterest for more fab DIYs!

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