More Belt Remake!

You may recognize this belt from my previous post, where I used part of it to make a bracelet. I just couldn’t leave you on the edges of your seats any more, dying from curiosity about the remainder of the belt’s fate.

I decided to make headbands! I folded the belt in half, and cut it into two pieces.

To make the ties, I took some normal black yarn, and cut 24 pieces the same length (remember, I’m making two head bands). I tied them into bunches of six, as shown above, and braided the strands together.

BOOM! (I’m tired of saying “ta da”). Once the braiding was done, I trimmed the ends that would be showing.

On the belt, I trimmed out about a half in of the padding inside. I tucked one of the knotted ends of my yarn inside, and folded the ends of the fabric inside.

I then sewed it shut, and sewed through the braided yarn several times, to ensure it would stay in securely. I used white thread and it blended in perfectly. Using the yarn made them much easier to tie on than if I had just hemmed the belt and tied it on my head. The fabric is a bit slippery, plus my way I get two headbands instead of one! That means one of my friends will be the envy of all the others, or there will be a very attractive pair of twins wandering around at some point.

The final result (and yes, I’m wearing one of my own necklaces I made). Here I’m pictured keeping the bulk of my hair back, while letting my bangs flow fashionably free. Well, I don’t really know anything about fashion, it just seemed like a good idea at the time. There are all kinds of fabric belts out there dying to be reused for something better! Have at it!

 

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November 3, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Arts and Crafts.

2 Comments

  1. Beans replied:

    I guess I know what I’m getting for Christmas! Right?!

    • thatcleverchick replied:

      If you want one. Otherwise it’s going into the hopefully-soon-to-be-open etsy store! stay tuned…

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