Quick to sew and a great scrap buster. This belt brings a touch of western to the everyday.
- Imitation suede
- Textile glue
- Denim thread
- Patchwork ruler
- Chalk marker,
- Tape measure
- Bias tape tool 18 mm 3/4"
Using the template, cut 1 of each piece in denim. Stitch each tying band 3 to the sides of the belt pieces 2 with 1 cm/ 3/8 in allowance, right sides facing. Press seam allowances open.
Stitch piece 2 with 1 cm/ 3/8 in seam onto the inner and outer middle belt piece 1, right sides facing, stitching to each mark leaving the marked opening for the slit (Attention: watch that slit openings match).
Press the seam allowances open at the slit openings, as well. Pin the belt pieces with wrong sides facing and and finish the slit opening edges with hand sewing.
Cut the bias strip leather to 36 mm/ 1 1/2 in (prepare the fabric strips for cutting on the bias). Pull the strip through the bias tape tool and press.
Stitch close to the edge around the belt panels placed with wrong sides together, then stitch the bias band around the full edges with a zig zag stitch. (Unfold the seam in the back of the bias band, otherwise it will be too thick for sewing).
To finish in back, carefully cut away the unfolded extra seam allowance close to the stitching.
At the ends of the tying bands, glue the bias band to hold it in place and follow with a zig zag stitch. Cut away the seam allowance as in the previous step.
Insert the long end through the slit and wrap around your body to tie.
View from the back. This belt is perfect for wearing over dresses blouses and tunics, sew up a bunch in various fabrics for different looks - a faux leather version we think would be stunning!