Make your dad something you are proud of and he will use for years to come. Custom ties are not hard and you can get one done in a flash.
We used to have an ugly tie contest as kids. This is not one of those, although I suppose it could be with enough creativity! I was going for a more classy take on the old tradition. this is a tie your dad will love and wear for lots of years. Whether it’s your own dad, your husband, or maybe just some other father figure who happens to be in your life, if he ever wears a tie, He’s going to love this.
For my tie I opted for a monogrammed look. You can really create whatever you want. This particular tutorial is just going to walk you through HOW I customized the tie not the specifics of my custom tie pictured here. Although if you like this, it was a super easy design to create and you could do the same one in probably 20 seconds.
What You Need for Your Custom Ties
The key to getting this to work is the iron-on you choose. Make sure you find iron-on that is ok on nylon because most ties happen to be, you guessed it, nylon. I used Gold foil iron-on for my particular project because I liked the look of it. The ideal iron-on to use would be SportFlex because it is made for this type of material!
Design your file and cut it out. Use your weeding tool to weed the design. Never cut iron on? No stress. I’ve got a tutorial on how to make iron-on right here.
Place your design where you’d like it to go then remove it to heat up the area of the tie for 5 seconds. Place your design down and hold the EasyPress 2 on it for 30 seconds.
Now you will wait for the plastic to cool. With foil iron on, you do what is called a cool peel.
After you have removed your plastic slowly and carefully flip your tie over and iron on the back of the design for 30 seconds. This will just ensure that the vinyl won’t go anywhere.
Most ties are dry clean only but I suggest dry cleaning this baby for ultimate durability. This will outlast your dad if you treat it right!