Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Easy Peasy Belt

Ok, this belt is super easy!! First you need to start with 2 D-rings and some belting. I got this cute belting from Joann's. They also have princess belting and many others. :)

You will want to measure your munchkins waist then and about 5 inches and cut the belting to that length. For example I cut mine to 24 inches for my skinny 2 1/2 year old. Now place both D-rings through one end of your belting with the front side facing down.

Next fold over and tuck in the raw edge. I folded the raw edge over about 1/4 in and then again about an inch.Now sew across your fold making sure you are sewing through the folded raw edge as well. I used the "triple stitch" stitch on my sewing machine just to make sure it wasn't going anywhere :)
This is what it should look like when you are done.
Next you want to fold over the other end. I folded the raw edge over once 1/4 in and then folded it again a 1/4 in.

Finally sew that end. I sewed once about 1/8 inch from the end and again another 1/8 inch using the "triple stitch" again.

Here is your finished belt! Now wasn't that super easy? :)

Here it is on a pair of pants.

You can also tuck it in so the character can be seen all the way around like I did when my little guy was wearing it.

Now for the giveaway. I have two belts...one lavender (for a girl) and one navy blue with frogs (for a boy) on it. I will post pictures tomorrow. You are probably wondering how you can win one of these belts. All you have to do is post a comment on this post letting me know if you want the boy or girl belt. If you would like second entry then just tell your friends about this giveaway and then come back and comment with how you told your friends (facebook, blog, xanga, etc.) I will pick 2 winners on Saturday, Feb. 12th. Make sure you leave your email address so I can let you know if you win :)

Here are the belts...I think I'm going to make a princess belt instead of the lavender for a girl but haven't gotten that belting yet. :)


bekkielynn said...

Love it love it love it!!!! I want the boy belt....or should I wait to comment on TOMORROW's post in order to enter??? :)

Risheill Adventures said...

girl belt!!! :)

What thread did you use? Just regular thread? Or did you have to use a more heavy duty kind?

Anonymous said...

Love it! You are so creative, Erin!
I'd take either :)
Jennifer Davis

Anonymous said...

Great job with your blog Erin!! I am looking forward to seeing what the girl belt material is!!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for sharing this tutorial!!!