Lately, I've been shopping my house and using what I find to make a few projects. I came across some left over pleather from when I made a no-sew clutch and a necklace here. I thought it would be so easy to make a fashion belt out of the scraps.
First, you need to make a sturdy cardboard template of the design. I wanted something bold and loopy . . . taking me back to the '70's when wide belts were cool.
The pattern needs to be even when folded and the center tapered.
Measure the length of the template and the waist size needed. Draw your pattern on the back of the pleather, estimating the number needed for the length of belt. I wanted this belt to be loose and drapey so I drew 20 total. Oh, I have no waistline!
And then cut them out.
Before I put the belt buckle on, I tested putting the loops together first to see how they fit. I found that I needed to glue down the loops for a neater look when putting the belt together.
Next, I made a small slit in the center of the fabric and inserted the buckle.
I would have liked to use a large or fancy buckle but this is all I had available.
From there it was quite simple to put the belt together by using tacky glue on each loop. After adding several loops, try it on to see the fit.
Once at the end loop just insert that into the buckle for closure. No holes, so effortless, right!
Do you like?
Now, if I could just find my bell bottoms!
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