Have you seen these at Downeast Outfitters?
I saw these about a month or so ago when the catalog arrived at my house. They also have them in creme which is the one I really wanted to buy
but didn't want to spend the money on it. Then I got thinking how I could mimic it and make one for myself. This is what I came up with...
A friend showed me how to make flowers out of fabric awhile back, singe-ing the edges with a candle and then layering with a hot glue gun. I basically did this except for instead of using a hot glue gun I actually used a needle and thread and sewed it in the back of the flower until it resembled the shape I wanted (sorry I should have snapped a pic of this part!) Then I glued the flowers on the ribbon and used buttons I bought at Wal-Mart for the middle. I cut the ribbon long enough so that I can tie a bow in the back. I also singed the ends of the ribbon so they won't fray.
I also made some in black for the little ladies of the house for their Easter outfits I'm working on.
I measured their waists' and used stick on velcro for theirs.
When I was trying to figure out the cost, I estimated about $1.50 per belt. Not bad at all!
I used fabric from the $1 bin at Wal-Mart.
I got a 1/4 of a yard of black and the creme color and still have some left.
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