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Sew an Awesome Obi Belt

Posted by Marion Elliot Published
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© 2019 Marion Elliott / David & Charles · Reproduced with permission.
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  • How to make an obi belt. Awesome Obi Belt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Transfer all the belt template pieces to thin paper and cut out. Cut out all the belt pieces from the main fabric. Cut the lining for the side panels from the plain fabric. Pin one lining to one side panel and machine stitch together, right sides facing, using a 1cm (3⁄8in) seam allowance. Press open the seam. Repeat to join the other side panel to its lining. With right sides together, pin the side panels to the belt centre. Machine stitch together using a 1cm (3⁄8in) seam allowance.

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

    Pin the straight ends of the of each tie to the ends of the side panels, with right sides facing. Machine stitch together, using a 1cm (3⁄8in) seam allowance. Press open all the seams. Fold the entire belt in half lengthways, right sides facing, pin and machine stitch the tie ends and lower edge using a 1cm (3⁄8in) seam allowance, leaving a 10cm (4in) opening in the lower edge to turn through.

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

    Trim the corners of the tie ends and turn the belt through to the right side. Press under the raw edges of the opening and slip stitch closed. To add the quilted effect to the front of the belt, set your sewing machine to a medium straight stitch and sew rows of stitching along the belt centre, spacing them about 1cm (3⁄8in) apart.

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Ask Netfah from J&O Fabrics
Ask Netfah from J&O Fabrics · Pennsauken Township, New Jersey, US
Quick & Cool, just how I like my projects! If ever you are looking for unique novetly or oriental print cottons to make as gifts, check out J&O Fabrics. They have a vast selection to choose from at really affordable prices. Thanks for the sharing!
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