Saturday, December 18, 2010

Homemade: Kid's Belt

This is a fun and super easy little project that makes a great stocking stuffer.  I got the idea when Mayumi was about 12 months old - you know how proud I am that she was out of diapers at an early age (I'm sorry if the bragging is annoying, but EC is wonderful!).  One negative aspect was that her diaperless little bottom wouldn't support her pants - they were always slipping down her hips.  My remedy was to make her a cute little D-ring belt using some leftover ribbon. 

This year she'll find a new belt in her stocking!

Here are the supplies you'll need:
~1 yard of cotton webbing (mine was 28 inches long, 1 inch wide)
~1.5 yards of ribbon of your choice (mine was 32 inches long, 1 inch wide)
Thread that matches your ribbon and/or webbing
Set of d-rings

1. Pin the ribbon to the webbing and stitch around the short edge with a zigzag stitch to prevent fraying.

2. Insert sewn edge through two D rings and fold over to wrong side.  Sew using edge stitch.

3. Fold over the extra ribbon over the webbing and sew both sides along the edge using a zigzag stitch (oh, to have a serger!)

4. Voila!  You have a darling little belt to keep those little pants up!


dmarie said...

too cute! and you make it look so EASY!

Pomegranategrl said...

Fantastic belt! Thanks for sharing!