|Front and back view of the neck tie clutch|
To make the fabric for this clutch out of the neck ties, I opened the ties up from the back using a seam ripper and removed the linings. I then ironed out the fabric to remove the seam lines from the ties. I lined up the ties going in opposite directions (thin-end to wide-end), with the right sides of the ties facing each other, pinned, and sewed with a 1/4" seam. Depending on the size of the clutch you want to make, you may need more than two ties to get a large enough piece of "fabric."
Once I had my fabric ready, I followed this great link, and was pretty happy with the final result!
I originally intended to make a clutch that retained more of the original men's tie shape in the purse, so I think I am going to attempt another one in the future and not iron out the seams, and instead sew along them.