Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Quickie fabric belt

Make a quick fabric belt for a little one, or for yourself. Just need a strip of fabric and D ring.

Cut a strip of fabric 4" wide and to get the length either measure a belt you have or take waist measurement, add 2.5" for sewing and 5 or so inches for overlap. My daughter's finished belt in above photo is 30.5" and she is a 21" waist (size very skinny 6). Her belt is a little longer than needed and about extra 7" overlap. It's all a personal preference. If you are making a woman's size belt, I would up the width to 5-6" as well.
Now take our your iron and iron down each end toward the wrong side.Now fold your fabric in half and iron the folded edge down.

Open the fabric back up and you will iron in one long edge.
Repeat the other side so that the edges meet evenly. Pin down all edges. All raw edges should now be enclosed.
Sew along all 3 sides....both short sides and one long side.

Fold and sew down one finished end about an inch with D rings enclosed in loop. Now go snazz up some jeans and tee with a cute belt!


Anonymous said...

Very cute!

Peggy said...

Sigh, 21" waist! Very clever, and pretty, too!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is so cute! I love the patchwork design, I'll be linking.

Deanna said...

Peggy, just to be clear it's my 5.5 year old that has that tiny waist and wears a size girl's 6! lol Mine is not to be revealed! ;)

Em said...

Love your blog and LOVE the belt tutorial! Adding you to my blog list as we speak! Have a happy day:)

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

This is too cute! Love it! Your fabric choices look great!


michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Cute! I'm adding it to my blog!


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