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Refashion: Obi Style Belt Made From a Silk Scarf

Posted by Elizabeth A. from United States • Published See Elizabeth A.'s 19 projects »
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  • How to make an obi belt. Obi Style Belt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fold down the ends of the base fabric to form points. Iron and hand tack.

  • How to make an obi belt. Obi Style Belt - Step 2
    Step 2

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  • How to make an obi belt. Obi Style Belt - Step 3
    Step 3

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  • How to make an obi belt. Obi Style Belt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Draw a line down the center of base fabric piece.

  • How to make an obi belt. Obi Style Belt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Hand stitch one edge of scarf to back of base fabric along center line as shown.

  • How to make an obi belt. Obi Style Belt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold over,

  • How to make an obi belt. Obi Style Belt - Step 7
    Step 7

    pin down and hand stitch remaining edge (stitch through into base fabric).

  • How to make an obi belt. Obi Style Belt - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold over, iron, and hand stitch down ends of scarf into points. Stitch through into base fabric for stability.

  • How to make an obi belt. Obi Style Belt - Step 9
    Step 9

    Determine the best location for the ties by trying on the belt and safety pinning the ties in place. Experiment until you are happy with the look. Hand stitch down the ties (go all the way through all layers of fabric to back side for strength).

  • How to make an obi belt. Obi Style Belt - Step 10
    Step 10

    Done! Other advice: Press as you go for a clean sharp edge.

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Janell D.
Janell D. · Shoreline, WA, Washington

This is such a beautiful and easy piece to make, not to mention a great use for leftover fabric. Definitely one I want to make.

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Riechan
Riechan · Limbourg, Walloon Region, BE · 21 projects

lovely!

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