I love the big chunky belts that are worn up high. You see them everywhere. I also love finding way to use my old clothes and fabrics. Hmmmm...how about a scrappy belt and we'll kill two birds with one stone? I made this belt using my old t-shirts. It looks great on a dress, over a cardigan, or on a tunic.
I started with a pile of scraps. I picked ones that I thought coordinated fairly well.
For the main part of the belt I cut a t-shirt into three strips. The first one was the widest and then each one got a little thinner. I cut one of the seams out, so I was left with three strips - not loops.
Then I sewed them all together using s zigzag stitch (so the belt will still be stretchy). I wanted the thread to show so the belt would have that scrappy, messy look.
Next I took some strips of the other fabrics to make the flowers. See how I laid it in a rippled, circular shape? It doesn't need to be perfect.
When I liked the way it looked I sewed a circle over it, then I did that again with another layer. On top I stitched an "X."
Here are all the flowers close up. I added leaves with the green fabric and only stitched them down in the middle so it would have some movement and texture. I added one button, but you could add more if you wanted to. I used velcro to close the belt. I have a belt that snaps in tha back, but the snaps bug my back when I lean back, so I thought velcro would be more comfortable.
I like it paired a lot of different ways, but I actually made it to go with a dress refashion I'm doing that you'll see next week. Can you handle waiting? Oh, the intensity!
And now........we have a sword winner AND an anthro-inspired necklace winner. Here you go!
The winner of the sword 3-pack is number #97 (mooniebutt) who said:
How fun! Red, blue and pirate!!
The necklace winner is #19 (TOSHeidi) who said:
I think my 16-year-old would steal this from me if I won, but I'm trying anyway. :) Too cute!
If you won, SEND ME AN E-MAIL with your address and your prize will be one it's way. And thanks again to Amy from All Boy House on Etsy for such a great giveaway! Have a great day!