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.

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9. Sew the binding strips to the top and bottom of the front "sandwich," right sides together, with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.

 

Sew a binding strip to the top and bottom edges of the front "sandwich."

10. Press the binding up and then wrap it over the edge. Use clips to hold it in place. (You can't pin through leather.)

 

Finger-press the binding away from the front.

 

Fold the binding over the edge and use clips to hold it in place.

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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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