Tutorial ~ Super Cool Boys Belt

by Destri on September 10, 2010

This post is part of the Boutique Challenge.  You will find all the projects from the series HERE.

Oh you guys, why oh why has it taken me so long to do projects for my little guy?!  It is so fun!  Seriously, I am having so much fun with his new fall/winter wardrobe for this challenge that I have barely thought of my little girls!  Have you been making anything?  Someone left me a link to their gap styled jeans…super cute.

So this belt.  I am crushing on it big time.  It took 15 minutes to make and it goes perfect with everything else I am making.  Have you been to your local scrapbook store?  I myself am not a scrapper, but I popped into a store last week and found this ribbon.

I bought it knowing exactly what to do with it.  And now I want to use it on everything!  Amazon has five at $2.54 and it is all I have not to snatch up every one of them.  But I will give you a shot.  If they do sell out you can just google it and there are all sorts of places to buy it.  Anywhoo, back to the scrapbook store.  Who knew you could find so many fun things there?!  If you haven’t checked one out, run!  Now onto the belt…so easy!

DIY Ruler Belt For Boys

Supplies:

  • Tim Holtz ribbon ruler (you can just google that and find it)
  • material for belt, I bought a yard of ribbon belting, am hoping that is what it is called!
  • matching heavy duty thread
  • sewing stuff
  • two D rings

As you can see here, I made sure my thread matched the threading in the ribbon.

Then sew the ribbon to the belting along each side, right over the existing stitches.

Slide the D rings onto one end of the belt and fold over end.  Secure with a zigzag stitch.

Then put it on the waist your making it for and size it up.  At the point you will be cutting it do a zigzag first, then cut.  That way it doesn’t unravel on you.  You’re done!  So easy!

Boys Belt Tutorial

I just found out it will be about a month before I move now, and I am having too much fun with this challenge.  So maybe we should add a week?  And then maybe we will have two link parties?  I guess we shall see how the first one goes ‘eh.

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle September 11, 2010 at 5:19 am

Adorable!!!!!!!

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Rebekah September 11, 2010 at 6:00 am

CUTE! And fun for anyone, really. Love it!

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Kate September 11, 2010 at 7:33 am

Destri, super cute. Love it. definitely going to get a sewing machine in this family for Christmas then I can try (?!) and recreate some of these darling ideas!

P.S. How’s T.O.P? Hot and humid????? Man you’re a brave lady!

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Destri September 11, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Oh not there yet! So the weather here is beautiful.
Yay! A sewing partner!

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Casey September 11, 2010 at 8:22 am

this looks amazing!!

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Tiffany September 11, 2010 at 9:24 am

so cute!! I have to try this!!

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Shasta September 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Love it! So cute, I am sure Hank loves it :o)

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Destri September 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm

I never realized he had never worn a belt before. He just thinks it’s cool to have a belt!

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Courtney September 11, 2010 at 6:00 pm

super cute! i think this could go either way sex wise with the right girl top!

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Destri September 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm

oh, i have already decided I am going to make me one. I LOVE IT. that much!

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Anne September 11, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Very cool!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing here:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-super-cool-ruler-ribbon-d-ring-belt-for-boys/2010/09/11/

–Anne

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Corey Turner September 12, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Very stylish for little boys! Oh, FYI, the black material is called cotton webbing. I use it to make keychains using the same principle with the ribbon sewed on. Glad that I stumbled upon this blog. :)

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Angie September 13, 2010 at 12:32 pm

I went out and bought items to make this project. I found ruler scrapbook ribbon at Micheals for 79 cents- not as cute as yours- more plain, no red #s. JoAnns had the 1 in black webbing in the ribbon section$2.99 for 4 ft. So going to make my 2 yo a cool belt. Thanks!

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Destri September 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Send me a picture or link it to the Flickr pool!

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Angie September 13, 2010 at 2:01 pm

How do you loop thru the D rings when wearing it? My back side of the belt is showing- looks bad. Mabe I will sew more ribbon onto the back to match.

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Destri September 13, 2010 at 2:04 pm

The back side of mine is black, but it didn’t bother me much, to me it added a nice contrast. I did contemplate adding the ribbon to the back, but I did not have enough ribbon! I will be posting pics of him it in a couple days so you can see. Let me know what you come up with!

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carol September 16, 2010 at 5:58 am

My little guy has been asking for a belt but with such a tiny waist (I am soo jealous of that), it’s hard to find one that doesn’t wrap around him six times. This is perfect! I plan on making some as stocking stuffers as well. Thank you for such a great idea:)

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tlee October 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm

thank you so much! i always find it so sad that there are so few projects for boys. my lil one looks on as i make things for all of my friends little girls and i make him quilts, capes or pillow cases lol.. he’ll love something to wear at least he will at this age lol. and i agree carol with the little waisted fellows its impossible to find a belt you dont have to wrap them in

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Rachel November 7, 2010 at 11:01 am

Darling! I think some others have referenced it but the term for the belt material is webbing. I love the stuff! Bag handles, belts, etc… it’s handy and can be so cute:).

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Cathy D August 22, 2011 at 8:19 pm

It’s been almost a year since you posted this but… Thank you for posting something I can make for my boy! I think he gets a little envious of the stuff I make for his little sister. And, he is in need of belts too! :)

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Shonda December 16, 2011 at 10:06 am

Well, I’m a little behind in finding your site, but my little boy is soooo in love with measuring (he helps Daddy with lots of home construction projects!) so I think he will adore this belt. He too has a tiny waist and it’s hard to find decent belts for slim kids – they all seem so plain or “old” looking…..my teenage daughter is going to make this for her little brother for Christmas and I can’t wait to see what he says!

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Kee Dishion January 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Oh how sweet, have always had girl grands, now have 3 boys & need ideas. Love this one. Thanks

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Nikki H April 3, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Love it! I am so making this!

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Sarah August 10, 2012 at 8:30 am

Amazingly cute!

I’m kind of baffled about why it would only be for boys, though. Looks like a great accessory for anyone.

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Destri August 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm

You’re right Sarah, definitely great for anyone. We just had a week of sewing for boys and girls and this happened to be one that fell under the boy category. I need to add a girl tag for searching and related content :)

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