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Project

Ribbon Belt and Bracelet

Introduction

These attractive belts and bracelets can be made with any grosgrain ribbon, from an ornate brocade to a sporty nautical stripe.

Materials

  • 2 D-rings
  • Ribbon

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Choose your ribbon, and select two D-rings that are a suitable size for the ribbon's width (D-rings are available from about 5/8 inch to 1 1/4 inches wide).

  2. Step 2

    To make a belt, measure your waist or hips, depending on where you want the belt to sit, and add 10 inches. For a bracelet, measure your wrist, and add 3 inches.

  3. Step 3

    Cut the ribbon to twice that length, the fold it in half, and pin its sides together.

  4. Step 4

    Starting at the folded edge, stitch neatly all the way around the perimeter of the ribbon, staying close to the edge. Thread the cut end of the ribbon through both D-rings; fold the cut edge under 1/4 inch, then fold down about 3/4 inch to cover the D-rings, securing them snugly but not tightly.

  5. Step 5

    Stitch across the length of the ribbon, enclosing the D-rings.

Source
Martha Stewart Living Television

Reviews (14)

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  • yamaribbon 2 Aug, 2012

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  • yamaribbon 2 Aug, 2012

    Wholesale Ribbon from World's Largest Ribbon Manufacturer, we 19 sizes, 196 colors with thousand styles of Grosgrain Ribbon, organza ribbon, satin ribbon and other ribbons as well as bows for choice. All of them are sold with bottom price assured. Our customers include LV, Chanel, Disney, Playboy, Boss and many other famous brands.

    Website:(www.yamaribbon.com)

  • yamaribbon 2 Aug, 2012

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    Wholesale Ribbon from World's Largest Ribbon Manufacturer, we 19 sizes, 196 colors with thousand styles of Grosgrain Ribbon, organza ribbon, satin ribbon and other ribbons as well as bows for choice. All of them are sold with bottom price assured. Our customers include LV, Chanel, Disney, Playboy, Boss and many other famous brands.

    Website: http://www.yamaribbon.com

  • AubreyMD 2 Jun, 2010

    Cute! I wonder if you could do this without a sewing machine.

  • Purrplekatt 22 Jul, 2008

    This is very cool. I bought a ton of chokers and bracelets like these at the Gap on clearance years ago. It'll be nice to be able to make my own.

  • javajean 20 Jul, 2008

    Another local craft store which I believe in most major cities is Michaels. It depends were your located, it's best to look in your phone directory (let your fingers do the walking) if you want to buy locally. Don't forget the little mom and pop craft stores that my still around in your town.

  • leez 19 Jul, 2008

    this is nice..

  • urbangrace 18 Jul, 2008

    I've been looking at other DIY directions on the 'net, and some use interfacing to make it stiffer. Is that better? Or is a classic belt just plain ribbon?

  • chocoglo 18 Jul, 2008

    Be sure the d rings are reasonably snug. Otherwise the belt will undo itself while you're wearing it!

  • lellybilly 18 Jul, 2008

    JKM Ribbon (www.jkmribbon.com) is a great source for fine ribbons. They even carry petersham grosgrain which has a really nice scalloped edge. The Ribbonerie in San Francisco also has lots of great options.

  • jansquires 18 Jul, 2008

    Great project for us sizes. Also for our troubled teens camp project

  • GoodyWorkman 18 Jul, 2008

    This could be a fun project to make for my four-year-old. I like that a resource was added. However, the Jo-Ann Fabrics near my home doesn't always have what I want. Does any one know of another source for fine ribbons?