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Easy turn an old purse strap into a belt
This was part of Project Dollar Store Accessory challenge
http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2011/11/project-dollar-store-accessory-thrifty-challenge-reveal-and-linkup/ and I used a strap and a snap off of the purse to make a belt.

Posted by KMOM14 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States • Published See KMOM14's 367 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled belt. Belt Made From Purse Straps - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut the straps off of the purse (i cut near the purse and left the hardware on the strap)along with the snaps closure. Measure your waist to determine how big around it needs to be and add 1 inch (include the length of the snap attachment)

    You might need to trim off the edge of the strap, or, if wider width needed you would need a purse with two straps, minus the length of the snap attachments, divide that number in half and then add 1 inch to each for seam allowance (Example - if waist was 30 inches, strap was 20 and snap attachment was 1 inch, 30 - 1 = 15 inches + 1 inch = 16 inches for each strap.)

  • How to make a recycled belt. Belt Made From Purse Straps - Step 2
    Step 2

    Overlap snap to strap 1/2 inch and stitch down securely. I used a heavy-duty needle and zigzagged several times on each side.

  • How to make a recycled belt. Belt Made From Purse Straps - Step 3
    Step 3

    I used a wheel off of a model car for my embellishment to cover the snap, but you could use a button or other item to cover it. I used E 6000 glue to glue down.

  • How to make a recycled belt. Belt Made From Purse Straps - Step 4
    Step 4

    To cover the stitched area, I used metal tape (from Home Depot), but you could also use duct tape.

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