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a cute belt, and simple to boot!
For my next project milky chan tutorial, I'll be showing you how to make this simple belt with a pretty bow, a cute and easy alternative to waist ties!

Posted by Only Frills and Horses from Nottingham, England, United Kingdom • Published See Only Frills and Horses's 52 projects »
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  • How to make a bow belt. Fabric Bow Belt - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, measure your waist and add a seam allowance. Find how wide you want your belt to be (for me this was the width of my waistband), multiply it by 2 and add a seam allowance. Then cut out a rectangle of fabric this big.

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

    Sew the long sides together and turn.

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

    Fold in the short sides and sew in place.

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

    Cut one rectangle of fabric around 3 times as wide as your finished belt, and as wide as you want the bow (with seam allowances). Cut another as wide as you want the bow centre plus seam allowances, and around 4 cm long according to how big your bow will be.

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

    Sew the short sides of the bigger rectangle together and turn.

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

    Fold in the ends and sew in place.

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

    Fold both long edges of the small rectangle in and position around the centre of the bow. Sew this all on to one end of your long strip, covering the blunt end.

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

    Sew a snap fastener or two onto each end.

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

    Now for belt hooks. Take the waist ties (or a matching fabric if you'd prefer) and remove the ends with the button holes.

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

    Cut 2 rectangles 4cm by the width of your belt, plus seam allowance and another centimetre for give.

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

    Iron in the top and bottom edges.

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

    do the same with the other sides, then iron in half.

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

    Sew down the long edges (I hand sewed these belt hooks).

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

    Sew the shot edges to the waist band.

  • How to make a bow belt. Fabric Bow Belt - Step 15
    Step 15

    Thread your belt through the hooks!

  • How to make a bow belt. Fabric Bow Belt - Step 16
    Step 16

    You can have your bow centred, or to the side. I personally prefer wearing it to one side :)

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