(I think this belongs here, or do clothing accessories go elsewhere?)
Made this to go with my steampunk faux fur vests, tie-dye dress, and etc.
I really like how it turned out and it was rather easy to do, so thought I'd share a quick tutorial for anyone who's interested...Supplies:
- Fabric (I used faux buckskin. A faux leather, heavy suedecloth or anything with little to no stretch would probably work best) Depending on the width of the fabric, you won't need much
- Cutting Implement (rotary cutter and kit, scissors, or etc.)
- Thread to match fabric
- One set (two) D-rings (or the like)
4 Strips, 1.5" in width. I had to piece mine in order to obtain a desirable belt length.
2. Make Fabric Bands
: Fold strips in half lengthwise. Press. This is the center line. Take raw edges and fold in to meet this center line. Press again. You have what looks like single fold bias tape. Turn this into something that looks like double fold by refolding along center crease and pressing. Stitch closed the open edge.
Use handy dandy bias-tape maker and stitch fabric strips into straps/bands/whatchyamacallits
(Love it! I didn't even after to press these babies... it was like using a giant, much more useful fancy hem foot)
3. Align ends along strip of fabric, stitch ends in place (I basted and then zig-zag stitched).
. Key is to be consistent and try to keep smooth and even for entire length of belt.
5. Finish ends
by sewing them to a strip of fabric. Thread belt through both d-rings. Turn end of belt to 'underside' of belt and stitch, capturing d-rings in place.
6.To finish the other end
, turn end towards underside, stitch end-piece fabric (that band ends are sewn to) in place, same as with d-ring end of belt. I added a decorative tip, which was really just a fancy pendant.
either by using d-rings or just tying. Mine ended up rather long so I can tie it, and let the ends hang decoratively. Enjoy!