Thursday, January 26, 2012

Basic Men's Belt

Time for another tutorial!
I am finally pulling out some of the crafts I used a Christmas gifts (I know...I'm a little late!).  I delayed them all because I didn't want to give away what people were getting, so I'm just now getting around to to posting them.  This was a stocking stuffer for my husband.  He is very specific about the type of belt he likes - no buckles, just the pull through type.
So after months of searching (to no avail), I gave up and decided to make him one.  Why not?  And just this past week I made him a second one!  He loves them both!

This is so easy, I almost feel bad making a tutorial out of it....but here you go.

Belting (I bought it by the yard)
The buckles off an old belt (You can also buy them new for only a dollar or two)

Step One: Cut the buckle off your old belt.

Step Two: Slip the new belting through both the loops.  Pull it through an extra inch and tack it down stitching as shown.

Step Three: Cut the belt to the right length (I had to cut Travis's shorter about three times!).  Then sew back and forth across the end multiple times.

Step Four: Pull the loose strands to fray the end for a modern, finished look!

And I am linking up to Blissful and Domestic's "Made it on the 25th" link party!

And on Gingerbread's Sweet Saturday Link Party!


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  1. Nicely done! "Met" you over on Blissful and Domestic! I am new to the blogging world as well and am your newest follower! Come visit me at

    Happy Sunday!


    1. Hey Marilyn,
      Thanks so much for checking out my site! I went on yours and I really want to try your poppy seed bread recipe! Looking forward to hearing more from you!
      Alesha <3