Making a webbing belt is so easy, it barely needs a tutorial. But because I remember having to search for pictures to figure out how to make mine last year, I thought I’d finally put some snaps and instructions together! This time, I used our 1″ webbing to make a toddler-size belt for Harvey. He called it “my big belt.” Adorable!
- Webbing – for kids I suggest 1″ lightweight webbing, for women and men I’d use the heavyweight or Japanese striped webbing
- Coordinating thread
- Two D-rings – for the 1″ webbing use 25mm D-rings
- A regular needle will probably do for the 1″ webbing, but if you’re using a thicker webbing try a jeans needle
I didn’t actually measure what I used for Harvey, but I cut the length based on how it fit on a pair of his jeans. I went a bit long just to make sure it lasts a while. You need to leave extra for folding in the ends.
Put your machine on zig zag stitch and go over both raw edges a few times until they are completely covered.
Your ends will be fine with just the zig zag stitch, but if your machine is up for it and you want a cleaner look, fold one end under and stitch it down.
Put two D-rings on the other end.
Fold under and stitch down. Make sure you fold this end down on the opposite side, so that when you wrap the belt around and through the loops, the clean-looking side faces forward.
If that doesn’t make complete sense, copy this photo, or just practice wrapping it around to make sure the folded end faces the body before you stitch.
And you’re done!
Put it on those jeans or trousers.
And hit the playground in style!
For more webbing belt inspiration, check out Kelly’s pretty pic and this rad one by Lyndsey! Please share a link with me in the comments or using the tag #tvhhaul on Instagram if you’ve made a webbing belt with webbing from our shop. I’d love to add more links here!