Try This: Necktie Basket

Turn silk neckties into a soft basket perfect for storing small items.

3. As you begin the third round of fabric, thread the cord through the space between the two previous layers of fabric, “sewing” the basket together. Each time, the cord secures the new round of necktie to the previous round and goes between the two cord wraps that tied on that last round. Continue folding the necktie, coiling it around and securing it with cord; this simple, repeated pattern makes the basket.
Photo By Susan Wasinger