Back in college I took a sewing class each semester. You know what I did? I made ties. I made ties for everybody I knew. Hey, they were easy and I needed a good grade. I always had grand intentions of making something big and awesome, but hey, I was 18. I ended up not finishing the big item I'd started so I'd whip up a tie for the final. What I am trying to say is that I was pretty pro at making ties.