I started with 1″ webbing:
And cute 1″ themed ribbon:
For guidance, a size 5/6 belt is about 30″ long so you’ll need 30″ of webbing and about 40″ of ribbon:
First sew the ribbon to the webbing. You’ll want to sew about 6 to 8″ of ribbon back around to the other side for when the belt is folded back over.
You can sew the ribbon all as one piece of just add a separate 8″ section to the back.
If you used a separate piece of ribbon on the back you’ll need to fold over the end about a 1/4″ and sew it shut so that the belt doesn’t unravel:
On the other end, add a D-ring and fold the edge under as shown:
Carefully sew the end shut around the D-ring:
Thread the end of the belt through the D-ring and fit the belt to whoever is wearing it so you will know where to place the velcro:
Cut 2 pieces of velcro and sew them onto the belt as shown:
A finished belt to show the velcro placement:
The cuter the ribbon you pick out the cuter the belt!
It’s a great belt for toddlers because they can actually get it on and off by themselves with little effort:
For boys or girls and any age….I’d wear one of these:
Happy belt sewing!