Who doesn't have a million ties around? My hubby recently decided to go through his giant pile and pick some to "throw away". Boy am I glad I saved them!
Fold it in half as best you can. Just make sure the tip is even. Some ties are not even after you slice them open, but you can ignore that if you tip is straight! If you look hard notice I marked where an eye was going to go. It's in between my fingers. I did this first so I could be sure they were even.
Fold over one side of the pointed end about and inch and a half. You are going to sew just the folded part where my scissors are pointing.
Now... fold over the other direction so that other side of the point is over about and inch and a half! Try to ignore the fact that it is sewn on the other side. You are just trying to mimic what you did with the first side.
This is what it should look like when you open it up! The tip there will be the mouth! I thought I had a picture where I inserted the tounge. Just place it in inside, in the middle... the next step you will sew it down.
Now make sure your tongue inside is out of the way. Fold the tie so that the edges line up all the way down. Remember those points near my thumb that didn't quite match up? Just round them out as you are sewing and make sure you are sewing through both layers!
I lost my funnel so I made one from paper, but I would masking tape it to the end so you don't have to hold it! I used dried beans to fill mine. You could use rice too! Rice would have been easier cause the beans would sometimes clog in the skinny part of the tail on the way to the face! Be sure not to fill him to full and just straight stitch the tail closed when you are done!
Isn't he awesome!