These little belts are easy to make and great for kids because of the velcro closure. Each belt costs about $2.00 in supplies.
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!
Thanks! I was just trying to figure out how to make a belt for my future-plumber-of-a-2-year-old!
Thanks so much for this! My 2 year old has no butt and her pants are pretty much constantly falling off. Love that it’s so easy to take off and maybe she’ll get so entertained by the Velcro that I’ll be able to do something exciting like go to the bathroom by myself, lol.
Love this! My daughter is tall and skinny and always needs belts.
Oh my gosh! I need to make a belt for my 10 year old daughter – her pants are falling off because of a growth spurt. I’ve been looking for belts for her, but everything I’ve found is too big. This tutorial is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing! I love your blog 🙂
Beautiful…I love the ribbons’s designs! You are amazing! PTL, mom
Thanks for the great idea! I just made one for my daughter, and she loves it!
Jaimie Orfanos says
Thank you for the easy and precise tutorial. I just made my two year old a belt and it is just perfect!!