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Suede Belt

Photography: Gentl & Hyers

Source: Blueprint, 2006


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


  • 1/8 yard of 60-inch-wide fabric

  • Hole punch

  • Yardstick

  • Erasable fabric marker


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

  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. Wrap belt around waist, and tie in back.

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