How to Use Buttons on Beltscomments (17) March 6th, 2012
I have a pretty big button collection including lots of large buttons that I’ll probably never use on garments. And I have a lot of single buttons that could be mixed together on a garment, but I don’t always want to do that, so grouping them on a buckle is a nice way to show them off. Besides, I love belts. They’re a great way to dress up and really personalize an outfit. I’ll show you a couple of ideas I used to turn buttons into buckles, and I’ll show you how to make a “cinchy” belt, too.
The “Artful” Buckle and Cinch Belt
When I was in junior high, one of the accessories I just had to have was a cinch belt. Years later, they were back in style again. I still had a tiny waist, so I bought one that was four inches wide and I wore it to death. Low and behold, they’re back in vogue again. My waistline has expanded, so a great stretch belt is an opportunity to be fashionable and comfortable at the same time.
What you'll need:
- Wide waistband elastic that’s available in most notions departments
- Fabric to cover the elastic
- Flat hooks and eyes to close the belt
- Heavyweight interfacing to back the ends of the belt
- One or more buttons to make the “buckle”
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
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