Two: this belt is so small, you’d have to be a size 0-4 to wear it. just sayin…
I decided instead to create an equally sweet little key pouch from the same fabric and recycled leather and host a new giveaway for the pouch. It’s perfectly sized for your cards and cash, cell or compact camera. And did I mention that you can attach your keys? But hold on. First, let’s make the belt.
sewing machineWhat You’ll Do:
This will be your length.
Turn under along one side and stitch to hide the raw edge.
Fold over one third on the unfinished side, then fold the finished side over that.
Pin along the edge.
Stitch along this side to close.
I basted (widest stitch length) across the width – two seams 1/4″ apart.
Pull the unfinished thread to gather.
This is the finished fabric section with edges finished and sections gathered.
cut two pieces of the leather – 4″ x 2.5″
mark the center width and expand markings by 1/2″. You will have marked a 1″ section.
cut open your 1″ slit (I used my seam ripper).
Cut two strips of the leather 1″ by about 14-15″
slide the end of a strip of leather through the slit, front to back.
Place the gathered end of the fabric inside the end of the leather.
Double the leather over so that the longer strip is sticking out one end by about 1/2″ and the fabric is gathered and sticking out the opened side. Clip.
I used my industrial machine, but a regular machine can be used if you have a leather needle (no more expensive than a regular needle) and set your machine to it’s widest stitch width.