Monday, June 18, 2007

Fabric belts for children (and adults)

Sorry the lack of updates...in my pursuit of regular blogging it feels like three step forward and two step back!

My girls are on the slender side so pants are always loose. I finally got around to making a few washable (mommy and girls both forget to remove them during laundry time) fabric belts for them. Here's one in Michael Miller's Funky Flowers:
Basically I cut around a 2.75 inch wide strip of fabric and ran it through a 1 inch seam binding maker. Some washable felt was added for soft bulk. I wanted to use D-rings, but they seemed too heavy, so regular key rings were substituted. Simple to make, simple to use!

My daughter's attempt at a photo layout ("I want to make a flower"):

4 comments:

lera said...

I have the same problem as your daughters. My pants never fit properly. I was just thinking this morning that I should make myself some more belts. Now I think I will ;-)

KARA said...

that is great, i have loads of belts love them, what great fabric.
Kara
x

Kimberly said...

Great belt!! I made one similar to that a long, long time ago in college. I must find it, yours is soo cute.

Carol Graymalking said...

Your stuff is so cute and original! And thank you so much for sharing the tutorial for the small wallet. I might try it when I get my sewing machine (pretty soon, I hope).
Where do you find the lovely fabrics? I'm expecially interested in the one you used for the "Audrey" bag. I've been trying to find that pattern to make an eiderdown. I've heard that it is called "Parisian wallpaper", but I am really not sure. Did you find it on the internet? If you did, which website? Or, at least, do you know the name of this kind of pattern?

Congratulations on your creations and all the best for your shop ;)