A reversible belt made of fabric with a quilted effect goes well with a tunic, jeans, a dress, etc. In other words, it's an essential for a chic and practical wardrobe.
Creation Time: 30 mn
- 2 different fabrics (amount depends on waist size and desired belt width)
- Thin flannel (amount depends on waist size and desired belt width)
- 80 cm (31-1/2 inches) matching ribbon
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine (or thread and a needle)
- Measure around your waist.
- Mark the fabric with the desired length and width.
NB: Remember to add a little additional space for the seams.
- Cut this band in the 2 fabrics and the flannel.
- Put together the 2 fabrics, right sides together.
- Pin the flannel on one of the fabrics. The flannel is now on the outside.
- Sew the 3 layers along 2 long sides and 1 width, leaving an opening the size of your ribbon on the upper corner.
- Cut 40 cm (15-3/4 inches) of ribbon and slide it between the 2 fabrics in the upper corner.
- Sew it in place, leaving a 1-cm/3/8-inch tail.
NB: This 1-cm (3/8-inch) ribon tail will be on the inside of the belt once it's turned right side out.
- Turn the belt right side out so that the flannel is on the inside.
- Sew the last width, attaching the end of the other ribbon in the other upper corner.
- Finish by stitching in zigzag stitches along the length of the belt, which will make it appear quilted.
NB: If your sewing machine only does simple stitches, you can add a shape to your stitching.