First, decide on the style and size of the tie that you will make. In this example we will make a standard 57 inch long, 3 1/2 inch wide tie with a keeper sewn into the tie. The silk used is a striped plain weave Thai silk that we custom wove.
After listening carefully to our client we will pick the construction for our ties depending on the texture and weight of the silk.
Next, assemble your supplies. You will need a pattern, sharp pair of scissors or rotary cutter, silk pins, ruler, marking pencil, thread, a new needle, a label, 1 square yard of silk fabric and approximately 1 3/4 yards of wool for your interlining. You can make roughly two ties with 1 yard of silk. The wool will make many interlinings. The number will depend on whether you make a one or two piece interlining.