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Add a bit of style to your outfit with an easy-to-make fabric belt.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to make a belt. Fabric Belt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by measuring your waste and noting down the measurements. Cut a rectangle of fabric measuring 12" x the measurements of your waste + 1/4 of your waste measurement.

  • How to make a belt. Fabric Belt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Flip the fabric over, so that the wrong side is facing up and fold the top edge over so that it meets the 6" mark.

  • How to make a belt. Fabric Belt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold up the bottom of the fabric so that it also meets the 6" mark.

  • How to make a belt. Fabric Belt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now fold the bottom of the strip up, so that it meets the top and pin in place along the top edge.

  • How to make a belt. Fabric Belt - Step 5
    Step 5

    The measurement of the belt should now be 3" high.

  • How to make a belt. Fabric Belt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew along the open edge, removing the pins as you go., but stop sewing 3" before you reach the end of the belt.

  • How to make a belt. Fabric Belt - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold the middle of the bottom in, so that it creates a slant toward the middle of the fabric, repeat with the top so that the end of the belt forms in to a triangle. Fold under the edge and pin in place.

  • How to make a belt. Fabric Belt - Step 8
    Step 8

    Carefully sew along the triangle edge, removing the pins as you go. Make sure to sew along the bottom edge too, so that the triangle keeps it's shape.

  • How to make a belt. Fabric Belt - Step 9
    Step 9

    Turn the belt around, tuck the opposite edge under and stitch up the side.

  • How to make a belt. Fabric Belt - Step 10
    Step 10

    Get yourself a buckle, you can pick one up in a craft store or use one from an old belt. You don't want to have a fastening clasp on your buckle, so if it has one, remove it using pliers.

  • How to make a belt. Fabric Belt - Step 11
    Step 11

    Slip the square end of the belt through the buckle, so that 2" are sticking out the other side.

  • How to make a belt. Fabric Belt - Step 12
    Step 12

    Flip the belt over, and fold the 2" of the belt back, pin in place.

  • How to make a belt. Fabric Belt - Step 13
    Step 13

    Stitch down the edge, removing the pin as you go.

  • How to make a belt. Fabric Belt - Step 14
    Step 14

    Voila, you now have a pretty belt to wear.

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Katherine Munro
Katherine Munro · Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA · 12 projects
Nice! So, you live in Halifax? So do I!
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Julia M.
Julia M.
waist not waste
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1397 projects
Thank you
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Not A.
Not A. · Westlake, Ohio, US · 18 projects
wow i need to make myself a belt


very very nice job.
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QueenQuill
QueenQuill
Yay! I love it! I've been wanting a really wide belt to wear ala 80's style over a long shirt but haven't been able to find anything that fits, or is cheap enough. I'll definitely have to make my own!
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northernstar
northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
very cute and I love the buckle!
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