Saturday, March 30, 2013

Homemade Belts

I finished the Easter outfits for Chickadee and myself, but felt like there was something missing.  I decided I could either buy each of us a belt or, better yet, I could make them.

This is what I did:

I measured how long and how wide I would like my belt to be.

I cut two pieces of fabric to the size I needed.  
I also cut 1 piece of very heavy/thick interfacing.

I then ironed on the interfacing to one piece.
With right sides facing together I sewed the two pieces of fabric together.
I sewed at an angle on the corners of one end to give the belt a pointed end.
Leave the opposite end open to turn the belt right-side-out.

Turn right-side-out and press.

Tuck the open end in and sew closed....

like so.

I then put it on and figured out where I would need to place buttons
I sewed some buttons on and made buttonholes.

You could always buy actual buckles or even D-rings if that is your preference.
I was going to go the D-ring route but couldn't find any wide enough for what I wanted.

Look for Pictures of us in our homemade clothes tomorrow.


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