I had the fabric but was worried about the time--I have only made a tie once before, it was years ago and I remember it taking me FOREVER to figure it out. But, hey, it's his wedding, I love him. I told him I'd give it a try.
It was a cinch and I thought you might want to try your hand at it too. Here's the links I used:
Forbes: The Finest Neckties
Tie Tips Videos
Burda: How to sew a tie
"Ben Folds Seven Ties" how-to make
e-how to sew a tie
I didn't use a pattern and I didn't purchase tie interfacing. Instead I recycled an old tie that had a stain on it and was worn out. I unpicked all the stitches and ironed it flat to use it as a pattern. Then I used the old interlining in the new tie.
Remember: the most important three things about making a tie are
- Cut the tie on the bias
- Never iron a tie (though you may carefully press it with a press cloth and proper heat)
- Make sure the tie is on the bias!