DIY Tie Belt

DIY Tie Belt

DIY Tie Belt

This is an older DIY that has been waiting to be shared. I’m not really a belt person. Unless I use them to hold up a pair of low waist pants. But Isabel Marant has been pushing out lovely slim tie belts. They look so good.

My mother has been staying with me since the beginning of the month. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Her and I have done a lot of sewing and crafting. We made mobile phone holders, a faux fur shrug, a faux fur hat, a velvet bell sleeve jacket, an A-line skirt and lots more.

My daughter has also been staying with me. Her and I made rings from my late father’s cuff links. Will post pics of what we made on the Greenie Facebook page. Will be sharing all those tutorials on this blog in due course.

Myself, my daughter and my mother

Myself, my daughter and my mother

I had a piece of nylon tape leftover from making – this pleather tote. BTW I get asked a lot about that tote. Always say with a smile “I made it.”

Not much to this belt. You need enough to wind around your waist with whatever clothes you’re likely to wear, plus be able to tie, and about 20 – 30 centimetres extra on each side, depending on how long you would like the belt to hang.

This is what you need

This is what you need

 

You cut the ends of your belt on the diagonal so it doesn’t fray. And I used Stop Fray to seal the ends just in case. If you were using cotton tape then Stop Fray is the way to go. With nylon you could use a lighter to gently heat the ends and melt them.

Have a great green week,

Greenie.

 

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