How to Make a Fabric Belt

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Pulling together the perfect outfit is all about the accessories. Adding a belt gives your ensemble a finished look and makes a statement about your personal style. Making your own fabric belts doesn't require expert sewing skills, just creativity and some basic sewing know-how.

Things You'll Need

  • Strips of fabric
  • Two D-rings
  • Measuring tape
  • Old belt that fits you well
  • Fusible interfacing
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine

Measure the length of the old belt to get the proper length for your belt. Make sure that the old belt you have chosen fits you well to ensure a proper fit for the belt you are making.

Cut two strips of fabric to the length that you measured, plus 3/8 inch all the way around for a seam allowance. You can make the belt as wide or thin as you'd like, just make sure it will properly fit with the pants you will be wearing with the belt.

Cut two strips of fusible interfacing to the same length and width as the fabric strips.

Iron the interfacing to the wrong side of each strip of fabric, following the interfacing instructions.

Pin the fabric strips together, right sides facing together. Sew the strips together with a 3/8-inch seam allowance.

Turn the tube of fabric right side out, then top-stitch close to the seam.

Thread one end of the belt through the buckle, fold the end under and then sew the end around the flat part of the D-rings.

Fold the other end of the belt down to hide the raw end, then stitch it down.

Pair your belt with your favorite outfit.

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