Make your own custom neckties with these printable PDF necktie sewing patterns, now in beta testing*.
About the Shapes
3¼″ Standard Necktie
At 3¼″ wide, it is a contemporary “standard” width. Looks good on anyone. Never goes out of style. The tie is 57″ long as drafted, but you can easily alter the pattern to make it longer or shorter as necessary.
2½″ Skinny Necktie
Skinny ties (currently the height of fashion) look best on a tall/slender frame. Perfect for that slim-cut shirt or suit.
Download the Pattern(s)
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Pattern Assembly Instructions
You will need scissors (or rotary cutter and cutting mat), and tape to assemble the pattern. A clear ruler will help make the cutting go fast, too. With careful use, the pattern will be usable for many ties, and you can always re-print the pattern from the file if you save it.
- Purchase, download, save and print the sewing pattern. Be sure to turn off FIT TO PAGE or SCALING. (Print at 100%.) The pattern will print on nine (9) pieces of US Letter size (8½” x 11”) or A4 size paper in LANDSCAPE mode. With a ruler, measure the grid squares in the background to make sure your printer hasn’t enlarged or reduced the pattern; the large squares should equal 1 inch.
- Carefully cut apart all the pattern pieces. Each piece is numbered to help you keep track of them.
- Tape the pattern pieces together with clear tape, following the guides to help match up the correct pieces. Do not overlap the pieces. When you’ve assembled all the pattern pieces, there should be 7 shapes:
- Front (Main fabric, bias cut)
- Front Middle (Main fabric, bias cut)
- Front Tail (Main fabric, bias cut)
- Lining, Main (Lining fabric)
- Lining, Tail (Lining fabric)
- Interlining (Interfacing fabric)
- Keeper (Main fabric)
Pattern pieces 1, 2, and 3 will be sewn together to form one long piece. You may also divide the interlining pattern if necessary. (If your interlining fabric isn’t long enough, for example.)
The finished shape of the tie is shown (in yellow) on pattern pieces 1, 2 and 3. A centerline is drawn down the center for your convenience. Please note: Necktie Sewing Patterns are not exactly symmetrical—this is intentional. The main pattern is a little wider on the right side than the left. This is so that there is a slight overlap when the tie is folded and stitched closed.
*These patterns are still in development (beta testing), and come with no instructions. The price is discounted until the products are in full release. Please send any comments or feedback about patterns in beta to help improve the product.