Father's Day craft idea - Necktie notebook and pencil folder

This Sunday - 4th September will be

 Father's Day

here in Australia.

Dads are often tricky to craft for - but here's an idea that I came up with at the end of my clothes upcycling month back in May.

Why not use some of his old ties to make something?

I made some little pencil and notebook folders with some old ties:

The tutorial is available to download for subscribers to this blog,

together with my tutorial and  pattern for the Kathryn Bag:

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You could make a bag for yourself - and a notebook holder for your Dad /Husband!

Happy sewing!


  1. I wondered about the Father's Day post title :) I didn't know Father's Day is celebrated on different days on different countries. I thought Hallmark declared it to be on June for everyone, haha. Interesting fact. I learned something new today :)

    I love the penholder you made from the tie. I think you can somehow attach that to a purse (since I always can not find my pens in my purse). Great idea!

  2. I will be your frequent visitor, that's for sure. pain relief


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