02 September 2011

Make Your Own Velvet Belt

Another Back To School For Moms Week post.  Make your own easy velvet ribbon belts.

I purchased enough velvet ribbon for my waist size, plus another five inches and two D-rings the same width as the ribbon.

To treat the ends of ribbon so that they won't fray, carefully burn them with a match or lighter.  The plastic in the ribbon melts leaving a hardened edge.  Stitch the D-rings onto one end of the ribbon.  Fold under the other end of the ribbon about 4 to 5 inches and stitch in place....

... because when you fasten the belt, the back of the ribbon will show.

This is really inexpensive and let me customize my belt colors.