I mean, the belts are only 99 cents, quite a bargain. Even cheaper is when you discover in your own closet a slew of your own quite outdated belts. I may have even squeaked in delight when I saw some thin, probably fake leather, belts of my own. So I grabbed some embroidered trim I've had for years, my glue gun, and made something fabulous.
Oh, and don't forget to enter my giveaway!!! :)
Here is what you will need:
- Eyelet trim, mine is about 2.5 inches wide
- A thin belt
- glue gun
- sewing machine (you can probably just glue the whole thing to be honest)
Measure from the belt hole (?) you are most likely to use to right before the loop on the oppisite side.
Multiply that number by 1.6.
Cut 2 pieces of eyelet trim using your above number.
Sew or serge these 2 pieces right sides together.
Ruffle this piece, setting your machine to the longest stitch and highest tension. On my machine this is 9 tension and 5 stitch length.
Fold over the ends of the trim and sew for a nice finished hem.
Lay the ruffle flat now, smooth, and make sure that it fits the belt, between the holes and the buckle.
Start glueing! To make this easy I first glued the ends and worked my way in. Then I glued one side at a time. Take care to keep the ruffle centered!
Voila, you're done!