A Happy Father’s Day Gift for You

UPDATE: The Tie Pattern has been revamped! I’ve fixed some issues with the pattern itself. I think you’ll find it goes together much more smoothly now. Enjoy!

I wanted to do something Father’s Day-ey for all my lovely readers this week and decided that we all needed a really fab men’s sewing pattern. Of course, there’s always the Car Visor CD Holder Tutorial, but I wanted something new. Something really fresh.

So I worked my fingers to the bone and ignored my family to bring you our first FREE PDF pattern download: The Best Men’s Tie Pattern! Ever wondered what our PDF patterns are like? This is your chance to have your very own free of charge!

Click on the image below to view the PDF. Go to —>File —>Save As to save it to your computer.

The Best Men’s Tie Pattern

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This is my favorite shot:

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I had planned on doing a photo shoot with Mr. Puking Pastilles this morning with him wearing my favorite dress shirt of his. Here, let’s imagine it together: it is black with very dark gray stripes (small stripes, very subtle). This tie is going to ROCK with that shirt. Our morning did not cooperate with us.

I think you’re going to LOVE this pattern! It makes a rather thick tie with a nice fat knot. However, because it is made from cotton and not silk, it is more bulky and doesn’t do well with double windsor knots. But it is guaranteed to please.

Try it and put your photos in our Puking Pastilles Flickr Pool! We draw winners on the last day of every month to receive fun prizes.


NOTE: In order to get this pattern out to you in time for Father’s Day, I haven’t sent this out to my pattern testers yet. There are a couple of tiny things that need tweaking, but I think you’ll find it still totally rocks.


  1. Kenna says:

    This is amazing! Thank you. My man loves skinny ties, which you can never find. Now I can play with this pattern and make him skinny ties! Excellent.
    Thanks a million!

  2. stephanie says:

    I wish my hubba bubba wore ties. *sigh* maybe someday 😉

  3. Megan says:

    Gorgeous! I love it!

  4. Amanda says:

    I love it! Thank you!

  5. Bethany says:

    love it…and the fabric that you used…I am image it and it would look good with the shirt that you said….thanks for sharing!

  6. Nicole says:

    That looks great!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  7. Melissa says:

    I am soooo excited!! I attempted at making a tie a few months ago and was somewhat successful and now I have a pattern! YIPPEE!!

  8. Danae says:

    What a great pattern idea! Can’t wait to try it.

  9. Lisa says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. I love free and a tie is such a great idea. Have you ever tried ties for little boys? They are so hard to find in stores and I’ve been wanting to make one for my sons. Thanks!

  10. omg, this is a PERFECT present… i want to make a ton now for my husband and dad and brother!! i LOVE IT!!! saving the PDF now!

  11. Jorja says:

    Lisa–I haven’t tried it myself, but Ottobre design has a free boys’ tie pattern on their website. However, I don’t suggest turning it inside out per their instructions. Follow the method in Steps 7-11 in my pattern instead.

    I spent a whole hour trying to turn a tie inside out last night. Don’t do it. haha! Here’s the link to the boy’s pattern:


    And don’t forget to add seam allowances before you cut.

  12. Awesome! Thank you so much for this free pattern! I was looking at tie patterns the other day. THANK YOU!!

  13. lindsay says:

    Haha. I dont know about my dad but my friend steve would LOVE if I made him one of these.

  14. Kristin says:

    Awesome pattern :) I can’t wait to try to make one for my husband :) Thank you!!

  15. Jennifer says:

    Awesome! I have actually wanted to make Ben a tie, but didn’t have a pattern or something to go by! He’s a school teacher so I can think of some pretty fun ideas for him!
    Although, I don’t know the difference between the knots or what he uses, so I wonder if that’d be a problem or not.. lol

  16. annmarie says:

    Coooooooooooool tie – looks great with that shirt too! Thanks.

  17. Erin says:

    I love it. My man hates wearing ties, so it would be nice to give him some that fit his personality for those times when the tie is non-negotiable!

  18. jenny scott says:

    A-MA-ZING! I am so making this for hubby asap, wonder how it would look in a black and gray damask…… :)

  19. Marcia W. says:

    The pola dots look great as a tie.

  20. Briana J says:

    So glad to have this pattern! I made skinny ties for our family photos and turning them inside out took forever. Excited to check out your method. Thanks for directing me to your blog.

  21. Beth Dodd says:

    LOVE it!!! My Mr. wears a tie every day to work and he is in need of some new ones. This is definately going on my list of “things to make”…thank you so much for taking the time to write up a tutorial for us.

  22. Noel says:

    Thank you! The pattern looks good. I can’t wait to try to make a tie.

  23. I just read your last post, and I know you closed it for comments. I just can’t help but send my condolences to you and your extended family at the loss of your family member. I’m so sorry. I hope they change the Death on the High Seas Act. Lots of hugs to you.

  24. Susy Wambach says:

    I love this pattern…..It is soooo cool!!!!! I can’t wait to try it!!

  25. Dora says:

    Thank you for the pattern! I hope this one is finally thin enough at the center section to fit under a shirt collar… I’ll try as soon as I can!

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