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Project

Suede Belt

Introduction

This belt lends itself to variation: Once you get the hang of it, you can even make it without the pattern.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Fold fabric in half; place widest part of pattern at the fold. Pin in place with quilting pins, which are long and strong, ideal for heavy fabric like this.

  2. Step 2

    Extend the straight lines of pattern to the bottom of the fabric with an erasable fabric marker and yardstick.

  3. Step 3

    Cut out the belt. With the hole punch, perforate the edges, positioning holes 1/4 inch apart and 1/4 inch in from the edge.

  4. Step 4

    Wrap belt around waist, and tie in back.

Source
Blueprint, 2006

Reviews (7)

  • middlekid 25 Sep, 2011

    I think a D-ring or maybe Velcro in back would be more practical than ties.

  • MiMaVi 25 Sep, 2011

    I agree with the previous comment that a picture of the back is very much needed. Hard to envision just tying these loose ends in a way that is attractive although the concept and the way it looks from the front are great.

  • artfullydone 12 Jan, 2011

    Great belt. Instead of [filtered word] punching I'd paint dots along edges or paint a border design. A good "canvas" for a pretty little strokework piece.

    The Organize Enthusiast

  • HawaiiKatie 21 Sep, 2010

    I want to see what this belt looks like from the back. It says belt is tied in the back and I'm worried this might be bulky. Before doing project I'd like to see how the back looks! It's important. Has anyone tried it?

  • KidGiddy 21 Sep, 2010

    The pattern above says punch holes at 1/4 inch intervals and 1/4 away from edge - but the details on the pdf pattern state 1/2 inch for each. Are the holes merely for decorative purposes? It would be helpful to be able to see a larger detailed view of the item. thx.

  • mpittman 26 Mar, 2008

    Very cute use of leftover suede (have so much left over from making suede pants.) Along with some cute appliques, this would make a darling gift for my sister...she loves the vintage couture. And such easy instructions! Definitely sharing this with all my friends.

  • CraftTestDummies 22 Feb, 2008

    For a funky twist, try using the [filtered word] punches that make shapes, like hearts, stars, or teardrops. To further "funkify" your belt, why not add some iron-on rhinestone appliques? (I'm thinking black suede, star punches, and a skull applique. Sweet!)