Here is the Patchwork Belt Tutorial:
1. Supplies Needed:
Scraps, 2 d-rings, backing fabric, Timtex or another thick, heavy duty stabilizer (not iron on)
2. Cut scraps, backing fabric and Timtex:
I was using 2" d-rings so I cut my backing and scraps 2 1/2" wide. The backing fabric should be as long as you want to finished belt plus about 10 inches. The Timtex should be just a hair less wide than your d-rings. In my case it was just shy of 2" wide. It should be 1/2" shorter than your backing fabric in length.
3. Sew scraps together in a long continuous chain:
Keep sewing scraps together until it measures about 10" longer than your backing fabric.
4. Press scrap chain seams all one direction
5. Sew scrap chain and backing fabric RST using a 1/4" seam. Sew in the direction you have pressed the seams so there are no bumps.
6. Turn and press
7. Turn in 1/4" on the sides and at the end of the scrap chain that extends past the backing fabric
Also turn under the end of the tube that matches up to hide your raw edges
(by the way, that is my husbands hand, not mine - I am not near that hairy!)
8. Insert Timtex. I fold the Timtex in half and use a safety pin to guide it though. This is kind of a pain...
9. Press REALLY well with steam
10. Fold the lone section of the fabric chain back onto the backing fabric. This will make sure the patchwork on the belt tail shows up when you wear it.
11. Topstitch to keep the Timtex from shifting. You should also be catching and securing the end that you folded back.
12. Add the d-rings to the unfolded end.
If this is unclear, please let me know - it took me longer to write the tutorial than to make the belt. I guess I rarely actually think about what I am doing...I just do it...Weird.