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The perfect assistant for crafting, gardening or cooking.

Posted by Cat Morley from Edinburgh, United Kingdom • Published August 3, 2006 • See Cat Morley's 483 projects »
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  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out two rectangles, measuring 25" by 15", out of fabric.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out another rectangle, measuring 25" wide with one edge cut slanted.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold over the slanted edge, fold it over again and then pin in place.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew this edge in place with a sewing machine.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut another rectangle, this should be shorter than the previous rectangles.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold over one edge, fold over again and pin in place.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pin the slanted rectangle to one of the main pouch rectangles.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew two lines, to create pockets, down the slanted rectangle.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pin the smaller rectangle on top of the pouch rectangle and slanted rectangle.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew two more lines for pockets through the smaller rectangle.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 11
    Step 11

    Lay the second pouch rectangle down on top of the one with the pockets.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 12
    Step 12

    Pin around the edges so that the pocket side is on the inside.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 13
    Step 13

    Sew along the sides and the bottom edge.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 14
    Step 14

    Cut a long strip of fabric, about 50" long, ensuring that it will fit around your waist and then tie in a bow, fold the edges under and pin along.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 15
    Step 15

    Sew along the strip.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 16
    Step 16

    Fold the top edges of the pouch under, pin in place and then pin the center of the strip to the the center of the pouch.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 17
    Step 17

    Sew along the top of the pouch so that the belt is secured.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Tool Belt - Step 18
    Step 18

    Decorate with felt shapes and fill with craft supplies and tools.

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SammyShine
SammyShine · Chino Hills, California · 10 projects

I've made a few of these, give them away for presents and everyone always loves them and more importantly uses them! . Going to make another one today.

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emmilou p.
emmilou p. · wallasey, wirral, United Kingdom · 11 projects

Excellent!! Thanx for the tutorial, will definitely have to make myself 1 of these...^^

Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, GB · 650 projects

Thanks, they come in super handy!

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Blue Teapot
Blue Teapot · Clonmel, Tipperary , Ireland

This would be so handy for me because I always leave my scissors, thread ect.. everywhere but I can always keep the things I need in this little pouch,thanks for the tutorial! :)

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Lydia P.
Lydia P. · 2 projects

This is the first thing I've ever sewn (by myself) on my sewing maching and it turned out wonderfully! My best friend said that the diagonal pockets really made the look. Great tutorial, thank you!

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Spannaire
Spannaire · Bath, South West, United Kingdom · 1 project

Genious! really easy to follow tutorial, and resulted beautifully. thankyou.

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Wow, very nice idea! Btw, do you think that it would be fine if the belt would be made to a bag? :-|

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Klytemnestra
Klytemnestra · , VA, United States · 16 projects

This belt is awesome!

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camilaustral
camilaustral · Concepción, Bío-Bío, Chile · 9 projects

oh i love it!! i might make a manly one for my boyfriend :D
thank you cat!!

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Marieke
Marieke · Espel, Flevoland, Netherlands · 166 projects

Thanks! I was very much inspired by your toolbelt and made one myself too.

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Sirpa K.
Sirpa K. · ,

I love this! I made a couple and they turned out really cute. Thanks!

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