MAKE IT - A simple Belt with a Fabric Flower by Sue Locke
is a great fabric for belt making because it has a firm finish. If you want to make this design in a Dress
Cotton weight then simply add some fusible Interfacing
to the wrong side. Alternatively use taffeta for a night out.
You Will Need
1. Small amount of linen.
2 D rings.
Making The Pattern
1. Measure your waist then add on 15 cm.
2. Cut your paper pattern to the above length making it 10 cm wide.
3. Cut a circle in paper with an 18 cm wide diameter.
1. Cut out 1 belt piece in linen
2. Cut out one circle in linen
Steps To Sew
1. With right sides together fold the linen strip in half lengthways. Machine leaving an opening. Turn to the right side and hand stitch the opening closed.
2. Folding in a ½ cm turning to the wrong side, run a gathering thread on this turning on your circle.
3. Pull up the gathering thread very tightly to create your flower shape.
4. Thread D rings through one end of your belt and hold in place by machining through two layers of fabric.
5. Position the linen flower on the belt and secure in place with a central button to finish.
Sue Locke is a freelance writer and designer. She writes the monthly style pages for Sewing World magazine and designs fashion accessories. For more information or advice please contact Sue Locke - Click here
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