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« on: March 19, 2004 03:17:09 PM »

I made this belt very quickly - the hardest part is finiding the ribbon you like.
I used 7/8" ribbon and 1" D-rings.  Next time I'd go wider if I found the right ribbon.  I've not found a good stylin crossgrain ribbon source yet.

This ribbon is light blue and I got another skinny white ribbon with orange goldfish along it and machine sewed it on.

http://www.d-made.com/crafts/belt_on_jeans.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2004 06:37:57 PM »

 Cheesy I love that!!! and...it's...suprisingly easy sounding Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2004 04:47:57 PM »

Great belt, one question though, where did you get the d-rings? I have been looking all over for them!
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2004 11:06:26 AM »

I've made a couple of those belts before and they are so easy and simple!  Joann's usually has D-rings, but I got my D-rings from The Fabric Place.  I used 1.5 inch ribbon that I found on Ebay.  If you buy ribbon at a specialty store, it can cost upwards of 5 dollars a yard.  On Ebay you can get 5 yards for about 10 dollars.  Instead of bidding in an auction, also check and see if the sellers have a separate webpage where they sell more styles.  It may be a little bit more costly per yard, but that way you can dictate how much you want and not worry about someone outbidding you.  
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2004 05:44:36 PM »

i really like mjtrim.com for buckles and d-rings.  great tip about ebay! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2004 07:57:15 AM »

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i sew the ribbon onto webbing first so that the belt is tougher. wrap it over the loose end of the belt so it's purty.

here's pictures of one i just made ...

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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2004 03:03:10 PM »

I got my D-rings at a fabric store. Just go to the notions - fastener section. Easy Peasy.
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2004 11:59:04 AM »

D rings are cheaper at the hardware store.  Even better is a camping/army surplus store.  My fave is Andy & Bax on SE Grand in PDX.  They have D rings and other related fasteners that you'll have fun trying to figure out how to use and apply to your apparel.
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2004 12:05:48 PM »

Cool! And it's so easy! I might just make myself one, its so much better than looking all over for the perfect belt!
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2004 02:57:32 PM »

Hey what type of ribbon is good for staying stiff and not wrinkling?  Thanks!!

Look forward to the replies...
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2004 12:56:45 PM »

100% acetate ribbon is really good for that.  It still does wrinkle a little, but smoothes out really easily.  Acetate is a little shinier (in general) and just has the ribbon belt look. Regular grosgrain ribbon is matte and is not as sturdy.  Hope that helps!
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2004 12:08:33 PM »

or you just make the D-rings yourself:







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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2004 12:11:37 PM »

where do you buy those bracelets?
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2004 01:44:43 PM »

they are the ultra cheap dangly clangly indian things, they still sell them at bollywood-like stores
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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2004 02:01:56 PM »

very cool  Smiley... how did you girls determine the length of the ribbon?
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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2004 03:57:13 PM »

Cute belts everybody.  I'm going to make one for my sister.  I know I'm the best sister in the world.  Kidding.  Grin
Oh, and great way to make D-rings.
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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2004 06:35:30 AM »

I finally got around to making one of these myself with my vintage-like owl ribbon. I'm wearing it today!
(ps:thanks for the D-ring instructions.)
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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2004 08:07:04 AM »

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how did you girls determine the length of the ribbon?


I made a bunch of these for lil girls  we took there wasit size added 2 inches for timming, folding etc & 4 inches to give a nice little tail & a little room for growth.  =)
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« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2004 06:45:29 PM »

ooooo! i was planning on making some of these, but they got lost in the shuffle, apparently.  here were some websites i found that i was looking into using if anyone is interested in ribbon:

http://www.jaytrim.com/CGI-BIN/LANSAWEB?PROCFUN+WORDPR01+WEBFUNC+M36

http://www.mjtrim.com/Catalog/category.aspx?category=Ribbons
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« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2004 07:37:41 PM »

I found a great ribbon site in my several month long quest for grosgrain.  They even have the cutie ones with whales and pineapples and stuff!!!  They sell the D rings and rhinestone buckles too.

http://www.lesbonribbon.com/indexhome.htm

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« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2004 08:02:28 PM »

thanks for the post! i was just at nordstrom's an hour ago, and i couldn't bring myself to spend 12 bucks on a ribbon belt.

but my wide leg white pants are waiting for one!

if i make one, i will post up the pic. i am hoping to find a rasta colored ribbon..

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« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2004 05:04:55 PM »

never thought about making drings. sounds good. i need to work on living up to my crafty potential.................

ooh ooh!! you could do that with wire and bead it so you woulddn't have plain drings !! yay!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2004 08:41:10 AM »

I was in this adorable little boutique and I walk up to one of the tables because I am attracted to all of the bright colors on it.  What were they you ask...ribbon belts.  But not like you think.  They were pieces of ribbon about 1.5" wide cut on an agle at each end and it looked like they had a thin bead of glue to prevent fraying.  They were like 40 some inches long.  How much were they charging for these beauties?  Yeah, that's right $25.  I was trying to figure out how ribbon that cost at most $1.50/yard could pass as a $25 belt.  I was so pissed.  I needed to share with someone and this seemed like a good place.  ::deep breath::  all better.

Those ribbon belts are really cute, I think I'll make them for all of my friends. Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2004 05:14:37 PM »

createforless.com sells pretty cheap D-rings; but I've only seen the 1" ones.

http://www.createforless.com/search/searchResults.asp?SearchAction=Restart&SearchHistory=8%2C987%7C9%2C7558&pType=craft+supplies

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« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2004 09:19:23 PM »

very cool  Smiley... how did you girls determine the length of the ribbon?

Look in a mirror. There is a place below your boobs and above your hips. It's called a waist.

Once you spot it, wrestle it down with the pants or skirt you want the belt for by putting the pants on, and yes, fastening them. Run a cloth measuring tape (or a non-stretchy string) through your belt loops. Mark the spot on the tape (or string) where the tape (or string) overlaps itself. If you're using a measuring tape, take note of the length. If you're using a string, measure it to the mark (not forgetting WHICH end you started measuring from)! This measurement might make you promise to double sit-ups. That's okay.

Then, add inches as above: +2 to go through the D-ring (and make you swear to go walking), and add 4" more (which will make you swear off ice cream for five years) for a "tail".

It IS important to measure THROUGH your belt loops on your fave pants or skirt, or the ones the belt is for. Your pants add padding to your waist, see.
But don't go swearing off pants and skirts.
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« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2004 07:20:56 PM »

thats a cool belt.   Grin

i found one of those that i liked in a store.  can you believe it was 50 bucks? why buy is when you can make it?
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« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2004 08:50:21 PM »

Our Super Walmart has the "D" rings - on the one of the round display racks with the buttons.

I make these belts, too. Saw them on some Capris at Walmart last summer.  I  started with a remnant of a braided  type trim that was navy with white stitches along the edges, to wear with white capris and navy tank top style top.    On the end that sticks out  I double the ribbon back under(& stitch)  so that  on printed ribbon it shows  same as belt.

I also made some of the scarf belts that the teen-agers like.  Went to a garage sale and they had piles of fabric  - all you could get in a plastic grocery bag   $ 1.  Bought all the silky like fabrics.  Had trouble with the edges so sewed on wrong side and then turned right side out and used zig-zag stitch near edge. 
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« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2005 02:59:39 PM »

where do I find instructions on how to make a D-Ring belt? thanks
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« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2005 06:47:08 PM »

I know this is old but just in case anyone checks it...

www.jcaroline.com has D rings and belt hardware as well as really cute ribbon - all for cheap!
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