Grosgrain Ribbon Belt
The options are limitless when it comes to this ribbon belt DIY project. Create this kids' belt for hard to fit smaller belt loops. Stay in step with growing kids and changing trends by cutting off the old ribbon and reusing the hardware to create a new belt!
- Time Required:30 Minutes
- Difficulty Level:Intermediate
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- Step 1:Before you begin, you will want to make sure you have the right width of ribbon. Choose the clothing that your child will most likely wear with the belt and measure the belt loops. Choose a ribbon width that will fit comfortably within that measurement.
- Step 2:Measure your child’s waist with the article of clothing on their body. For example, if they’re going to wear the belt with a certain pair of jeans, measure over them where the belt loops are. Add an extra six inches to that measurement, and double it. Cut the ribbon to this length.
- Step 3:Fold the ribbon in half so the pattern is on the outside. Cut a piece of hem tape the length of the folded ribbon and place it between the layers. Use the heat and steam settings on the package directions to successfully secure both pieces together.
- Step 4:Sew along both long edges so it doesn’t come apart with use.
- Step 5:If you need to cut off excess ribbon, do so now. You’ll want to leave at least four inches of extra length for the belt to sit comfortably. On one end, place the material through the D-ring hardware. Fold over the raw edge twice, about 1/2 inch. Sew across below to secure it. Fold the other end twice, about 1/2 inch, and sew across to fasten it. This will give you a clean edge that won’t unravel.
- TIP 1:Make sure you have the correct ribbon width to fit the belt loops.
- TIP 2:Reuse the D rings once kids outgrow a belt - just cut off the ribbon and create a new belt!
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