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kristen vs mothra
« on: December 04, 2005 07:59:10 PM »

can someone tell me how this type of belt buckle is used?

i know it's a dumb question, but i'm having a hard time getting how that would hold without slipping, and how it is attached.  if anyone can shed any light on this for me, it would be great!
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2005 09:22:57 PM »

I made you a little tutorial.  I hope it helps.

Step 1:  Loop one end of fabric around the center bar and sew.

Step 2:  Wrap the belt around your waist and pull the other end of fabric through like this.

Make sure the fabric is almost as wide as the center bar. 
This belt bucket will probably not hold your pants in place, but it should stay on as an accessory.

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2005 03:57:50 AM »

Just wanted to say that over the decades I've had several belts with that type of buckle...
and actually, the ones that looked the nicest on & also stayed buckled the best had fabric or ribbon or whatever that was a little *wider* than the middle bar of the buckle.

When the loose end was pulled through the buckle openings, it stayed better (and tighter, if you wanted it tight) because of the slight amount of extra fabric width scrunched/pleated around the middle bar 'and' the slight amount of extra fabric that scrunched/pleated itself when pulled through.

Hope that makes at least a little sense...? in other words I guess you could say the self-pleated or self-scrunched extra fabric created a tighter 'seal' in the buckle.

Large but "round" buckles made like that *but* with the belt part made of *considerably*-wider, very soft/very thin leather or suede (instead of fabric or ribbon) were quite popular at one time.
Of course the leather or suede 'had' to be very soft/thin in order to 'pleat' or 'scrunch' when pulled through the buckle. And with most of them, when you put the belt on, if you needed to decrease the width a little you could also slightly-pleat/scrunch it in the back.
A nicely 'dramatic' fashion statement, lol -- and the belts were surprisingly comfy, more so than one would imagine when looking at the width, anyway.
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kristen vs mothra
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2005 12:04:26 PM »

i understand what you're saying exactly!  that's how i thought they worked, but it didn't seem to me like it would stay.  thanks for the detailed explanation Ayn.  and CraftyCarrie, that was SO NICE of you to make a tutorial!  really, what a sweet thing to do just for some dumb chick who can't figure out a belt buckle.  i know what i'm doing now, thank you so much!
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