Added Sep 27, 2009
I made this Obi style belt for my friend’s birthday. It was made from an old pair of my girlfriend’s brown tweed work pants and a couple of old pillow cases from the thrift store.
I started by making the main section of the belt as a rectangle but ended up modifying it to be a more tapered shape. The main section of the belt wraps my waist once and the straps wrap around twice to tie in a knot at the back.
The main section of the belt is constructed of the leg of the pants and the plain yellow back of the pillow case. To construct the straps I selected a good repeating pattern from the front of the pillow case and joined 2 strips of the fabric together to make it long enough. The straps were backed by strips cut also from the leg of the pants.
brown tweed pants, iron on interfacing, cotton pillowcase