Friday, May 15, 2009

Craft With Me ~ Pieced Fabric Belt

Here's a fast, fun project to make this weekend. A pieced fabric belt! To get started measure your waist and add about 10 inches to that measurement. Now divide that number by as many fabric pieces you want to use for one side of the belt (I used 4). Record your number somewhere so you can make this project again and again.

2 inch assorted fabric strips (I used 8. 4 for the front and 4 for the back)
Two 1.5 inch D-rings
Heavyweight fusible interfacing
Basic sewing and cutting tools
Cut each fabric piece by your divided number (mine are 2"x12") and cut a piece of interfacing 1.75 inches wide and slightly shorter than your entire waist measurement.
With right sides together and using a 1/4" seam allowance piece together your strips sewing the short edges together to get one long piece, forming the front of your belt. Press seams open. Repeat for the back piece.
Following the manufacturer's instructions fuse your interfacing to the WRONG side of the front belt piece.
Now place the front and back pieces WRONG sides together and sew around the entire belt using a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave a 2"-3" opening for turning. Try to make sure your opening isn't on a seam from pieceing.

Trim all four corners and turn belt right side out. Press. Slip stitch your opening closed.

Top stitch around three edges of the belt, leaving one short end unstitched.

Insert your D-rings on the unstitched side. Fold over about 2" of fabric. Sew as close to the D-rings as possible and as close to the edge of the fold as possible. I like to backstitch the entire width of the belt at this part for added strength.

That's it! Put your new belt on your favorite pants and strut your one of a kind creation!

Please let me know if you make this project. This is my first tutorial so please let me know if the instructions are clear or if you have any questions. Thanks for crafting with me!

1 comment:

Liz Watkin said...

Great tute, definitely will try it out!