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Topic: Magazine belt and two jean=skirt recons (tutorial added for belt)(pic heavy)  (Read 2772 times)
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« on: June 21, 2006 01:01:17 PM »

Hey guys!

This is a belt I made yesterday while watching Anderson Cooper's interview with Angelina Jolie, when I should have been studying for my exams (three done, three to go!).

Here it is not in the belt loops; now in  belt loops

Close up of me wearing it; close up of the button

Here are two jean recons I did in May:

My first jean recon (I didn't make the belt); My second jean recon.  Someone made a much nicer version of this on craftster lol

And while I'm at it... here's my dress form I made (also when I should have been studying for my exams).

^^ Click that for a really long story about it and some more pictures.

Thanks for looking! ^__^

(It was resized when I uploaded it.  The word on the bottom says "button:"  Wink)

1. Cut out magazine covers/pages/ads.  More paper = more variety in belt ( I think I used 6-8 sheets, and like half of it was thrown out ).
2. Cut them into 1.5 cm strips.  You may change the width if preferred, but the following measurements will be based upon the 1.5 cm strips.  Now cover your strips with clear tape. ( I just laid the tape on the floor, but the magazine strip on it and folded the tape over )
3. Tape strips together to make a long strip that is the desired length of belt.  Do this again two times.  Line the three long strips horizontally and tape them together at one end.
4. Use your other strips and cut them to make them smaller.  You will need two sizes: 3 cm and 6 cm.
5. Take a 3cm piece and put it so that it is behind the two strips on the edges but in front of the middle strip.  It's just weaving.  Tape it into place, but make sure not to place the tape where it will interfere the pieces that you have to add on after it.  Now take the 6cm strip and place it in front of the two longer strips on the edge, but behind the one in the middle.  Again, it's just weaving.  There should be some excess on the 6cm strip (its longer than it needs to be), fold it over and tape it into place.  Repeat for the length of the belt.
6.  Tape the end so that it won't come apart.  Add button, and button holes.  Ta dah, done.
1. Take a strip of paper that has been already cut (but not covered with tape) and fold 1.5 cm from the edge.  Keep folding so that it becomes thick like a normal buton.  Use tape, and tape it secure.  If you would like it to be a round button, cut it.  Then what I did is kind of hard to explain.  I used a thick strip of tape and covered the button with it.  But instead of cutting off excess, I made a tail with it.  Then I cut a hole in the belt and stuck the tail through the hole and then taped the tail down on the other side of the belt to hold it into place.

And that's it.  It's fairly easy, just time consuming.  If you would want to do it faster (I'm going to do it this way next time), then I would cut out all the strips and skip the covering-them-in-tape step.  Then weave them together, and tape the final belt with clear, thick tape.  And then I would continue on at step 6. 

Have fun  Grin
« Last Edit: June 21, 2006 08:34:29 PM by teena89 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2006 01:24:27 PM »

I love the skirts, they look so professional. I also like the belt, i might have to use that idea, if thats ok?? xx

It is my intention to raid, pillage, plunder and otherwise pilfer my weaselly black guts out....
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2006 02:32:43 PM »

I love the skirts, they look so professional. I also like the belt, i might have to use that idea, if thats ok?? xx

Thanks.  Yeah, sure, go ahead!  It was annoying to make though.  I'm so impatient XD
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2006 03:00:07 PM »

i really love that belt!!! How did you make it???

And don't worry about exams I spent the day making a shirt instead of studying.
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2006 08:31:22 PM »

i really love that belt!!! How did you make it???

And don't worry about exams I spent the day making a shirt instead of studying.

I just added the tutorial.  And I did that when I should have been studying for my exams too.  Cool Grin Cheesy
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2006 07:30:51 AM »

i'm kinda confused with the belt tutorial, o well ill figure it out.. it's soooo cute!!
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