How to Make a Ribbon Belt in 15 Minutes!

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Wear your new ribbon belt in style over a dress, with jeans, or even with a fall coat.
You can make this cute belt in just 15 minutes.
Glue one end of the ribbon to the center of the belt buckle.
Wear your new ribbon belt in style over a dress, with jeans, or even with a fall coat.

Wear your new ribbon belt in style over a dress, with jeans, or even with a fall coat.

Photo: Kayte Terry

Belts have been all over the runway for quite a few seasons, and thin belts are particularly hot right now. Here's a tutorial for a quick and cute velvet ribbon belt that looks as great over a dress as it does with jeans. You can even make up a few of these to give as gifts!

What you'll need:

  • 1-1/2 yards of three different widths and colors of velvet ribbon
  • Fabric glue
  • Fabric scissors
  • Belt buckle
  • Sewing machine (optional)

Apply glue in thin, light lines, not in big dots. You don't want the glue to ruin your beautiful ribbon!

1. Lay the widest piece of velvet face up on a flat surface. Glue the next widest velvet ribbon to the middle of the wide ribbon with fabric glue. Apply in a thin line of glue, not thick dots. Glue the thinnest piece of ribbon over the middle ribbon in the same fashion.

2. Add sewing details if desired. If you don't have a sewing machine or don't have the time to sew, this can be a no-sew project.

3. Fold one end of the ribbon 1/2 inch under to the wrong side and glue to secure.


Glue one end of the ribbon to the center of the belt buckle.

4. Holding the glued end of the ribbon in one hand and the buckle in the other, wrap the end of the ribbon around the center of the buckle and glue the ribbon end to the wrong side of the ribbon to secure. Cut the other end of the ribbon on a diagonal so it doesn't fray.


Voila! A finished belt in about 15 minutes!

 

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