How to Make a Belt and Use Quilting for Your Fashion Inspiration

comments (5) September 12th, 2008     

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This obi-style belt borrows from traditional quilting to make a fashion statement.
Leather hexagon shapes are sewn together, a la Grandmothers Flower Garden, using a decorative machine stitch and some variegated thread.
Sew the leather hexagons to a piece of stable woven fabric.
This obi-style belt borrows from traditional quilting to make a fashion statement.

This obi-style belt borrows from traditional quilting to make a fashion statement.

Photo: Mary Ray
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6. Turn the pieced section over and trim away the excess leather using the foundation piece as a guide.

 

Cover the entire foundation piece with hexagons, then flip it over and trim away the excess using the fabric section as a guide.

7. Cut a piece of fusing material such as Wonder Under or Steam-a-Seam the shape of the front and fuse it to the back of the pieced front section. Remember to use that press cloth on top of the leather.

 

Fuse some fusing material to the back of the pieced front, remove the paper backing according to directions, and fuse the pieced front to the wrong side of the remaining front section.

8. Fuse the pieced front to the whole leather front.

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Comments (5)

Silhouette_Darling writes: How cute! I may have to make that one of these days! my list just keeps getting longer!
Thanks for the Fun class Thursday and telling me about this website!
abby
Posted: 4:17 pm on September 26th
LindaPermann writes: this is really cute, and i love the color combinations!
Posted: 1:54 pm on September 12th
Sister_Diane writes: Beautiful! This really gets my wheels spinning. Love the stitch pattern and thread combined with the leather colors.
Posted: 12:05 pm on September 12th
kaytet writes: i love this!!! such a great idea
Posted: 11:25 am on September 12th
Tina_Hilton writes: Congratulations on yet another stunning project!
Posted: 9:53 am on September 12th
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