Funky Fabric Belt

posted by Kate on 10/11/2006 | Link To This Post | 3 comments

Fabric Belt

My grandmother gave me a box full of supplies, which included some really unique ribbon. Well, unique to this decade, anyway. At first, I was hesitant to take it, because I had no idea what I would do with it. Then a thought came to me: it would make an awesome belt. More specifically, a belt for my sister who likes funky things and has a teeny tiny waist. I mentioned this thought to my grandmother and she immediately brought out a very large belt buckle. Is there anything she doesn't have?

I took the ribbon, ironed on some fusible interfacing, and then sewed it all onto some black backing fabric (making sure to hem in sides and all that jazz, of course). Now came the tricky part: adding the buckle and the holes. I had no idea how I would go about doing this, but my ever-resourceful grandma had the answer: buttonholes! I just used the buttonhole function on my sewing machine and make them really small. Grandma is a genius, because it totally worked.

We are now approaching the time of year when I start making gifts for Christmas. I love handmade things and love giving them as gifts. I just hope my family enjoys receiving them year after year. It's frustrating, though, having this blog and not being able to post things I make for fear that the recipients will see them before I have a chance to give them away. My sister has no internet access and it is highly unlikely that she will see this post. Still, it is a risk.

whipupLast month's Whiplash category was hats and I broke the rules by posting a headband tutorial. This ended up backfiring completely because this month's category is accessories - a category that headbands would fit into perfectly! Nevertheless, the belt works and I'm entering it in the skill category. Behold my mad skills!


Blogger g. said...

very cool, what a great belt and a perfect use for special ribbon.

10/11/2006 9:01 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

So cute!

10/12/2006 7:22 AM  
Anonymous Simon's godmother said...

Headbands and belts--you are too resourceful Kate.

10/18/2006 10:31 AM  

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