Added Dec 3, 2011
Salt Lake City, ...
Now its time to add the buckle. Along the raw edge of the belt, you’ll need to fold the belting back approximately 1.5 – 2 inches and then cut a small wedge into the middle of the fold. This cut is for the prong. I also like to dab a bit of fray check around this cut, just for added durability. Just so you are aware, and just in case your wedge looks a bit amiss, this part won’t show when you wear your belt. Once dry, slide the buckle into place with the prong into the hole. Fold under the fabric’s raw edges and stitch the belt into place. Bonus Tip: Add a jean rivet or nailhead to secure this section in place instead of stitching! You can also add a belt carrier to finish out the buckle area. The one you see here is just a strip of fabric that’s been sewn into a tube, turned right side out, topstitched and then attached to the belt by hand.
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