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Sew your own version of Crafterella's toolbelt with pockets for all your handy tools!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1143 projects »
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  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by cutting two large rectangles of red fabric, measuring 16.5" x 12".

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold in each edge by 1/2", score with scissors to flatten and pin. Place the second rectangle to one side for the moment.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut another rectangle measuring 16.5" x 7". Fold in each edge by 1/2", score with scissors to flatten and pin.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then fold the top right corner down again, so that the right side of the rectangle is only 4.5" tall, giving your rectangle a nice straight slant, score with scissors to flatten and pin.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now cut a rectangle measuring 16.5" x 5". Fold in each edge by 1/2", score with scissors to flatten and pin.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Next, cut a rectangle measuring 4" wide by 5 1/2" tall. Fold in each edge by 1/2", score with scissors to flatten and pin.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew along the top edge of the rectangle.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 8
    Step 8

    Next, cut a long strip measuring 16.5" wide by 2.5" tall. Fold in half and sew along the open edge. Turn inside out.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pin the long string along the top of your rectangle, about an inch from the top. Pin the rectangle an inch below that, and two inches in from the left hand side.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew around the bottom three edges of the rectangle to make a pocket and remove the pins. Sew two lines down the top strip, inline with the pocket.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pop a few of your favourite pencils or pens into the pocket and sew lines in place to hold each of them. Sew corresponding lines down the top strip.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 12
    Step 12

    Sew the top edge on the medium slanted rectangle and small rectangle.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 13
    Step 13

    Place the medium rectangle on your toolbelt and pin along the bottom and edges.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 14
    Step 14

    Sew a line down the left hand side, inline with the pencil pocket. Pop your favourite large scissors under the pocket and sew a diagonal line to the right to hold them in place.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 15
    Step 15

    Place the small rectangle in place and pin at the sides and bottom. Sew a line down the middle of the rectangle to create two small pockets. Pop your favourite small scissors under the pocket, and sew a smaller diagonal line to the right to hold them in place.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 16
    Step 16

    Pin the zipper along the top of your toolbelt. Then, pin the other rectangle you cut in step one to the other side of the zip. The wrong sides should be facing down.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 17
    Step 17

    Sew the zipper in place.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 18
    Step 18

    To make the straps, cut two long rectangles measuring 24" x 4".

    Fold the top and bottom edges over by 1/4" inch, then fold the rectangle in half and sew along the open edge. Fold the open sides in and sew up.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 19
    Step 19

    Position the straps at the top of your toolbelt, at either side and pin in place.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 20
    Step 20

    Sew around the bottom three edges of your toolbelt, securing the straps tightly at either side.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 21
    Step 21

    Finally iron or sew a custom label on the corner and you're done.

  • How to make a toolbelt. Crafty Toolbelt - Step 22
    Step 22

    Fill with all your crafting essentials and get ready to save the world!

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