20 minute crafter. what muffin top? (belt tutorial)

ready for another round of quickie crafting?
how about a SUPER cute belt!?
not only is this a quick craft BUT it is also great camo...
people will say cute belt and won't think twice about your little ol' muffin top. :)
The great part is that you can make as many cute
belts as you want...one for every single
outfit if you really want. You can get the materials
needed in any color and combo you could think of.
Here is what you need:
1in wide webbing (I found mine in the ribbon section at Joanns)
length of the webbing should be your waist size plus 10 in inches or so.
2 d-rings or rectangular ones like I have (I found these in the purse handle section
fabric of choice
sewing machine (or MAYBE iron on adhesive?)
having a cutting mat and guide (shown in photo) will help a lot
First, wrap the webbing around your waist where you wear your belt.
Add about 8-10 inches to that and cut and seal the ends with a lighter.
Like if your waist is 28 cut 38 inches of webbing.
Second, thread the webbing through your
d-rings and sew the end down as shown.
I went over it several times to ensure strength.
Third, cut your fabric 2 1/4 wide by your waist measurement PLUS one inch.
In my 28 inch example I would cut the fabric 2 1/4 by 29 inches.
You could make a patchy belt..that would be cute. :)
Fourth, fold in half and iron with 1/4 guide...then turn it right side out.
Fifth, once you have turned your little
fabric tube right side out...iron it with
the seam in the middle of the back
...as shown...tuck in the ends a half inch or so as well.
Sixth, center your fabric onto your webbing...pin if you would like...be sure to cover your previous stitching with your fabric AND allow room for your sewing foot to get in there.
Sew all around the sides...using 1/4 guide.
Then go flaunt your new sass and leave them saying...what muffin top?
Leave questions in the comments and I will answer them there. :)



Megan said...

So sweet..... a girl could go crazy with this one! It's a good possibility that my closet could soon be over run with belts.

tinahead81 said...

omg, LOVE this!!

Andrea said...

Great idea! That would make a great *boy* gift. It's so hard sometimes to craft for my nephews. I'm going to have to remember this one.

Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Oh my this is awesome! Thanks for sharing

B.jane said...

L-O-V-E this! Want to order!!!

Courtney said...

LOVE this! and especially the part about it disguising the muffin top :-) a question...i really need to invest in a cutting mat and guide...i just see that it will be helpful in so many projects. any tips on size/brand is necessary? i'm sure there's a wide variety (and price!) thanks!

Modern Frills said...

what a fun idea. thanks for sharing:) love your etsy shop too!


Shelly said...

completely adorable! I actually do have one question, though: does the belt stay pulled snug when you're wearing it? Since the D rings are smooth and don't have teeth on the inside edge...

Jessica said...

Awesome project crystal!! I love it. Thanks!

Mama Thompson said...

such a great idea...and I love the fabric. i have a new pair of pants that need a belt...this is much better then buying some plain one.

Janel said...

I think you should open a second shop just for moms or gals, selling your cute skirts, handbags, belts! You get the idea? Seriously, you make everything look so simple, how could you ever doubt yourself!?

You are amazing Crystal! truely! One rocking gal I say!

My name is Becka said...

Incredible! Where did you get the idea?

Crystal said...

questions answered:

courtney: i have a duraheal and love it. I would be sure to get a large one...at least 24 by 18...much smaller is almost useless in my opinion. I would get one of the sets they have a Joanns and use a coupon!

shelly: i don't wear belts to keep my pants up really...so I'm not sure what to tell you...but i don't seem to have a problem with them coming lose.

becka: my idea. :) i wear belts and they looked easy! :)

Ribbons and Pigtails said...

Another great post. To Do List....CHECK!! Hugs, Ingrid

Julie from JulieChats said...

What a great project! Nice to meet you! I'll be back for sure!

Stopping by from Today's Creative! Just signed up to follow you, I'm looking for a few new crafty followers too!

Visit my scrapbooking blog when you get a chance: http://juliechats.blogspot.com

Courtney said...

thanks for the info, crystal!!! VERY helpful!

Twill Jill said...

Found you on TCB. Great idea for a quickie project. Sometimes it's the simplest things that just complete a look. And I'm obsessed with "matching" - so to have a belt tailor matched to my outfit would be awesome!

Megan said...

You are so creative!!! I just got an old sewing machine and I think I can do this (hopefully)!!! If the first one turns out good I am going to make some for my daughter.I have the hardest time finding belts for her, and she needs one because she has a small waist and long legs so when I buy to fit her in length the pants are too big in the waist! Sorry for all of the rambling !

mymebaby.com said...

Love the belt! I love your blog too!

Mary Elizabeth said...

awesome!!! wishing I could take my machine to school with me tomorrow and sew and shelve books in the library too!!! (am subbing t school in our library now!)

3creativechics said...

What a cute and easy way to make this belt. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely adorable! Love it!

Julianna said...

Holy cow!!!!!!!!
I am so impressed and will be doing this too!!!!!!!!!

Julianna said...

okay -- just finished my belt (pics are on my site) and I am HOOKED!!!!!!!!!
Where in the world are you getting these fantastic ideas?

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