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Topic: first belt, ala VANS "off-the-wall"  (Read 6966 times)
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Ainadaliel
« on: December 28, 2004 03:34:33 AM »

Someone ordered a black and white checkered guitar strap from me, and after I sourced the fabric and made the strap, he wouldn't reply to my text messages about getting the strap anymore. Since I had a lot of left-over fabric, I decided to make a belt for a party I'm going to tonight. It's my first belt, and I'm absolutely inlove with it! Smiley I don't have any Off-The-Wall sneakers to go with it though, so I'm going to have to settle for my blue checkered Golas! Wink

i'm flirting with the idea of selling these belts when I get to make a bunch. Smiley How much do you think they'll go for? The fabric I used is Velboa. Smiley



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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2004 04:45:36 AM »

They're really cool.
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2004 10:50:54 AM »

Ooh! That's pretty! I'm in love with Vans shoes (most days, anyways) and the belt would be an awesome addition, I agree.
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2004 03:56:06 PM »

I heart it beyond belief!  I would defianetly pay $10-$15 without feeling ripped off.  Since I'm taking you don't live even near Canada(so I'm not infringing on business) could you please give a tute?
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2004 09:12:11 PM »

My sister lives in Canada and I plan to send stuff to her to look for consignment deals for me! Haha! But anyway...

That tute is kinda easy. I just sewed two strips of the velboa fabric (I think it was around 2.5", because each square measures 1/4"), using a mock french seam. Smiley

Post your own versions of this belt, guys! I'm on a belt-making streak! Haha!!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2004 10:47:47 AM »

I'm new to this...where did you get the buckle materials?
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2004 01:59:04 PM »

That is such a cool belt. I love vans and i love your belt too.
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2005 02:21:18 PM »

I'm new to this...where did you get the buckle materials?

You can buy them (called "D" rings) at most fabric stores. I've bought them at JoAnn's and Beverly's and I think Walmart sells them as well.  In the notions area I believe.
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2005 07:45:21 PM »

hey! beautiful belt i luuuvv ska checks!! cfor a school project a few years ago we made ribbon belts with thick ribbon, tacky glue, D rings and then stiched them together. it was a pretty cool project. we sold them for $7 a piece and 2 for 13 i think. id say somewhere between 5-7 is a good price especially because you need to get supplies to make them. that sounds like a great business venture. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2005 12:41:12 PM »

I was reading my friend's handy copy of Martha Stewart Living today and saw a cute idea for velvet belts with no sewing required which would totally work for this project that would decrease the time you spend making each belt and would make them more comfortable to wear.  Instead of doubling up the fabric you fold over a little more than enought o fit an D ring between the two layers.  then you use iron on fusing under the fold to close it.  do it for both d rings and life is so much easier and you can crank more of those puppies out. 
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