Modern Reversible Fabric Belt Tutorial

Easy Reversible DIY Fabric Belt Tutorial |

Remember these? Me too and they were not pretty! They were usually made of eye searing bright cotton webbing and sported stripes running through the middle. They looked like they were straight out of the…..well, 80s! I guess because they were. ;-)

I decided to update these cute little belts with a more modern style. They’re easily customizable, snappy little accessories that are super easy to sew together!

Easy Reversible DIY Fabric Belt Tutorial |

Supplies needed:

2 – coordinating fabrics cut to the measurement of the waist plus an additional 10 inches for the length X 2 inches wide

1 piece of heavy weight fusible interfacing OR two pieces of light/medium weight) cut to the same size as your fabric.

2 – 1.5 inch D-rings

Easy Reversible DIY Fabric Belt Tutorial |

If using a light or medium weight fusible interfacing, adhere it to the wrong side of both of the fabric strips. If using a heavy weight, pick a side, any side, to adhere the interfacing to.

Easy Reversible DIY Fabric Belt Tutorial |

With right sides of the fabric strips together and using a 1/4″ seam allowance, straight stitch down your first long edge, your short edge and the opposite long edge. Leave one of the short edges open for turning your fabric right side out.

Easy Reversible DIY Fabric Belt Tutorial |

Clip the corners of the sewn short side to reduce bulk in that area. Doing so will allow you to completely push out that pointy corner when turning right side out. Chopsticks work great for this, by the way!

Easy Reversible DIY Fabric Belt Tutorial |

Turn right side out, push your corners out so that you get nice pointy edges on the short sewn side. Press and top stitch 1/4″ from the edges.

Easy Reversible DIY Fabric Belt Tutorial |

Fold the raw edge down 1/4 inch then again at approximately 1 inch away from the pressed fold.

Easy Reversible DIY Fabric Belt Tutorial |

Place the D-rings into the fold and sew down your edge. Feel free to sew a rectangle to reinforce.

Easy Reversible DIY Fabric Belt Tutorial |

Your reversible fabric belt is done and ready to wear! Easy enough to make by the dozen! I can’t wait to try this on my youngest,  Ivy – she’s going to love it!

Easy Reversible DIY Fabric Belt Tutorial |

Happy accessorizing, Crafty Friends!





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  1. Joyce
    Posted March 20, 2014 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    Wow! Thanks for the timely tute. I just made 2 modified caftan dresses which need belts. I can do this!

  2. Daphne Siseman
    Posted March 21, 2014 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the great belt tutorial and just what i need to make to uplift a very much loved dress

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