This tutorial assumes a basic knowledge of hand-sewing and comes with a serious caution - be super careful with the box cutter! Another caution - if you value your fabric-cutting scissor, do not use it to cut plastic - it will dull the blades.
When working with neckties (my favorite material to repurpose), I often end up with a handful of skinny necktie ends that don’t get used in the initial project. But there is a purpose (or repurpose) for nearly every scrap, so I toss them all into a box with their cousins for later use. If you don't have a stash of neckties (and resultant scraps) like I do, just head out to your local thrift shop - you can usually score beautiful neckties for a dollar or two each. I would suggest raiding your husband's/boyfriend's/father's/uncle's closet, but in the interest of keeping the peace, I never said such a thing.
For this project you will need:
- a skinny necktie end
- a plastic yogurt (or similar) container, washed and sanitized
- a sew-on snap fastener
- a button
- scissors and/or box cutter
- cutting/working surface
- needle and thread