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Corset Belt Tutorial...

I stumbled upon this pattern for a wide belt when I was trying to make a vest for my daughter. I made it out of an old skirt that was too big. It's great for all those flowy blouses and tunic dresses that need a little extra something!

*This belt works best with a thick material that has a little bit of stretch in it.



Instructions

  • How to make a corset belt. Corset Belt  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by measuring around your waist and deciding how wide you want your belt. Cut out your fabric out TWICE as wide as you want the belt, and length of your waist measurement, plus seam allowance. If you need to, you can sew two pieces together to get your desired length.

  • How to make a corset belt. Corset Belt  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold over the edge of both sides of your fabric twice, pin,

  • How to make a corset belt. Corset Belt  - Step 3
    Step 3

    and sew all the way down ONE side.

  • How to make a corset belt. Corset Belt  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then fold your unhemmed side over on top of the hemmed side, wrong sides together, and sew all the way down.

  • How to make a corset belt. Corset Belt  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold under the edges of the two ends, pin, and sew strait down on both sides.

  • How to make a corset belt. Corset Belt  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Then sew strait down the bottom side (where you folded over the fabric) to make it lie flat, and give it a more finished look.

  • How to make a corset belt. Corset Belt  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pin or mark with a fabric pen where you want your design to go. Sew along your marked pattern.

  • How to make a corset belt. Corset Belt  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Measure and cut your lace (or other trim), and pin it to the belt, wherever you want it to go. Sew it on.

  • How to make a corset belt. Corset Belt  - Step 9
    Step 9

    This is what you should have so far! Now just for the fasteners...

  • How to make a corset belt. Corset Belt  - Step 10
    Step 10

    Then sew on your belt buckle (I found mine at a thrift store for 3o cents!). You will probably want to hand stitch them on with a needle and thread.

  • How to make a corset belt. Corset Belt  - Step 11
    Step 11

    That's it! Ta-da! it looks great with the buckle in the back, too! I can't wait to find things to wear it with this fall!

  • How to make a corset belt. Corset Belt  - Step 12
    Step 12

    ...You can also use hooks and eyes if you don't have a belt buckle handy. Stitch them on by hand, like you would the buckle.

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Comments

Violet O.
Violet O.
There are so many possibilities with this concept! I'm thinking it would work best with a non-stretch fabric like, corduroy, jeans, velvet, satin.. I have some brocade fabric where both sides could be used. I would recommend using Enclosed Seams as these would also add structure. Instructions for Enclosed Seams are probably on the internet. Make sure to allow extra fabric at the seams if using this method. How about making matching mother and daughter belts using the same type of material as for a pinafore? Sew satin ribbons at the back to tie, or cross over in order to tie a bow in the front. Add buttons, charms, lace and/or other embellishments. The possibilities are endless!! Love
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pittysoares
pittysoares · 6 projects
Great idea!
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HollyPolly
HollyPolly · Chesterfield, England, GB · 33 projects
Love it <3
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HollyPolly
HollyPolly · Chesterfield, England, GB · 33 projects
Love it <3
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Joni
Joni · Wales, Wales, GB
nice xxxx
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M.a.r.i.s.o.l.
M.a.r.i.s.o.l. · Los Angeles, California, US · 15 projects
<3 IT
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♥ Mimi Foxtrot♥
♥ Mimi Foxtrot♥ · Cliffside Park, New Jersey, US · 47 projects
very cute and handy
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