* buttoning belt instructions

Posted on August 28th, 2007 by maitreya. Filed under Projects with Instructions, Sewing/Fabric Crafts.


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cotton print

large button

sewing machine with button-hole function

time required: 30 minutes

Measure your waist and add 6 inches or measure a belt you know fits.

Cut a strip each of canvas and cotton 2 inches wide and as long as your measurement.

Wrong sides together, sew along each long side using a quarter inch seam allowance.

Turn right side out. It helps to use a bodkin or a large safety pin attached to one end.
Iron flat.

Turn the open ends inside, trimming if desired to make a slanted end.

Topstitch ends closed an eighth of an inch from the edge.

Continue topstitching along the entire length of the belt.

Sew large button to one end of the belt.

Try the belt on. Mark the position for the button hole.

Make one or more button holes parallel to the long dimension of the belt.

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