DIY handbag refashion with Mans Tie

At the beginning of the month Jen and I issued our tween age daughters to a REfashion challenge! We gave them some Men’s ties and let them run with their creativity!

My daughter Molly created a Refashion for girls her age and is excited to share it today!

Tween DIY bag refashion



Man’s Tie

(sewing machine/glue gun: optional)

Iron on Decal from Plaid

handbag refashion

 Step 1: Cut the strap off the handbag. We made sure we bought a handbag that only had one strap and metal loops for the refashion.

handbag refashion 2

Step 2: We used the Mans tie as the new strap and adjusted the length that would hang perfectly on her. To secure the strap you can either tie a knot at each end, fold it over and sew it or fold it over and hot glue it. Choose the option that’s best for you and be sure to ask your mom first if needed!

DIY handbag steps

Step 3: Follow the package instruction for your iron on decal – place, iron and you are done!!

iron on decal refashion


diy handbag refashion 2

diy handbag refashion

I’ll be giving her monthly REFASHION challenges and she’s be sharing them here! So grab your girls and create along with us! and of course – send us a picture of what you create or your questions!!! 🙂 xo

DIY neck tie headband

diy neck tie headband refashion

From manly to feminine! This neck tie goes from around the neck to around the head! Think of all the fun patterns and colors you could choose from and wear!

DIY neck tie headband from A Red Ribbon

DIY neck tie bracelets

diy neck tie bracelets

A mans neck tie with a woman’s touch! Love the creative use of some feminine ties and the added texture and layer of buttons.

DIY neck tie bracelets from Picklee

Refashion Challenge – Men’s TIES!

Calling all Refashioners! Would you like to take on a little challenge? Or how about giving the same challenge to your daughter, niece, etc? I gave a Refashion Challenge to my daughter and this is how she reacted!

We’d love to see your photos of your projects and give you a shoutout HERE! Submit your pictures to us! We’d love to see!

Coming tomorrow – tutorials using menswear items that are chic, chic CHIC!! 

Chair seat from Neck Ties

Tieing a tie chair seat


Add a wow and conversation piece to your home by weaving the seat of a chair with old neck ties! This could be a fun project to get your kids involved with too!

DIY Chair seat from Neck Ties on ToolGirl Rag Muffin

Vintage Tie Wreath

diy wreath refashioned


Wreaths are the perfect way to show a little personality, welcome your guests and decorate for the season! I love the colors and originality of this wreath using ties! Could you thrifted ones or sentimental!

Vintage Thrifted Tie Wreath from Vintage Grey