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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Belt for Baby

…or for your hubs, your bigger kids, or even yourself!

Monkey is a skinny little guy.  He wears size 2T pants, but he’s probably only size 12 months in his waist.  This causes a problem.  I’ve yet to find a belt for a baby.

So, I did what any DIY momma would do.  I made my own.  I mean his own.  It was so incredibly easy.  This is what I did:

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I picked up some D-Rings and nylon strapping from the fabric store.  You’ll also need a sewing machine, thread, scissors and a candle for these belts.

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Here’s a little cheat from the package of D-Rings:

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Start off by cutting your strapping to the desired length.  You’ll have to measure your victim’s waist first.  Melt the ends of the strapping with the candle.

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Thread the D-Rings through one end of the strapping, fold the end over, and stitch into place.

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aaaannnnnddd…you’re done.  Easy Peasy.  I had enough strapping leftover that I made a belt for Firecracker, too.

I also made Monkey a denim belt from a pair of Hubby’s worn out jeans.

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Same process, but I let the ends fray.  Oh, and I double folded the edges of the belt into the center and stitched into place like this:

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Fold the fabric in half and press.  Open it up and press both edges halfway into the center.

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Then fold the edges in again so that the folds meet up in the center crease.

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Sew your folds into place.  With the denim belt, I just did straight lines with jean thread.  With this one, I decided to use a decorative stitch.

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Now take your ends and fold them in twice.  Hem them into place.

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Sew the D-Rings into place the same way you did with the nylon strapping. 

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Now you have some new belts to add to your baby’s wardrobe, and all of those cute little pants will stay up!

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I don’t have any girls, but how cute would this belt be made out of jumbo ric-rac?

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  1. Last summer I bought T a pair of shorts that came with a webbed/D-ring belt. He didn't like the belt. Well, this spring the belt showed up and now he says he likes it and that I need to buy him more. Well, you know what I'm gonna have to do now... Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Such cute belts!! I loved the decorative stitched belt soooo cute!!!


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