Step 1: Gather and Prep your Materials
You have to cut 5 lengths of cord. Double the measurement of your waist and add 24". (34" + 34" + 24" = 92")
Cut 2 lengths this long. These will be your "core" threads which run down the middle of your braids.
Your braiding threads need to be 12" long for each inch of waistline. Then add about 6 feet. (34"x12= 34 feet + 6 = 40 feet). You need 2 cords this length.
Your final cord is 3 feet long. This is used to make the loop you tuck the end of the belt into after it's buckled.
So, 2 at 92", 2 at 40 feet and 1 at 3 feet.
Use a lighter to melt the tips of the cord to prevent them from fraying during the braiding process. Exclude the 3' cord from this step. You have to remove the inner white strings later.
Step 2: Attach your cords to the buckle
Once the core lines are attached, the braid lines are attached over the core line knots also using Lark's head knots.
Note in the pictures the directions of the knots. The knots on the braid lines are in the opposite direction of the core lines.