I needed a soft case for my phone so my keys wouldn't scratch it up inside my purse, and I also happened to have a bunch of old, unwanted neckties laying around. It just made sense to apply one thing to the other. I put some basic sewing techniques to use, picked out a matching button from the large collection I've amassed over the years, and behold, a new necktie phone case.
This is why you should think twice about throwing things out, they may come of use later on. You can also convert old neckties into small change purses, camera covers, etc. Just use your imagination!