Graduation season has begun, and it’s time to start thinking of gift ideas for the graduates in your life.
Although customary gifts such as laptops and good-old-fashioned money are always appreciated, we’d like to offer a unique, handmade alternative.
A great gift for male (or female) graduates going off to college or beginning a career, the I Love You Necktie from Sew What You Love by Tanya Whelan is both thoughtful and useful!
In addition to making a great gift, Tanya Whelan explains that ties are both fun and easy to make, requiring mostly hand stitching, which is just enough handwork to be relaxing and not annoying.
Furthermore, the fabric possibilities are endless, including gorgeous cottons and traditional silks, so you can customize the tie to match your graduate’s personal style!
We’ve provided the downloadable excerpt and pattern for the I Love You Necktie below. For even more great gift ideas and inspiration, check out Sew What You Love!