Fix Your Belt, Don't Toss It.





Introduction: Fix Your Belt, Don't Toss It.

Many people will just throw out a perfectly good belt, just because it seperated from the buckle. Don't toss it, fix it.

I'm not going to bother warning you. If you can't be trusted with scissors, don't do this.

I apologize for the already cut belt, but I was making a fence at the time my belt broke and didn't think at the time to take pictures cause I was in a hurry to get back to the fence. But hopefully you'll get the idea.

The only materials you need are:
Scissors and a small flat head screwdriver
(I marked them in the picture in case you get confused)

Step 1: Cut Loose and Unwind

1. Cut the belt, with the scissors, a little ways after the torn up end. Try to keep a straight cut.

2. Take the screwdriver and unscrew the two screws found on the belt buckle.

3. Click next step.

Step 2: Position and Screw...

1. Position the cut belt inside the belt buckle as shown in the picture.

2. Put the screws back into the buckle and tighten them. They'll cut the new holes into the belt.

3. Put the belt on and give yourself a pat on the back. You just saved some money.



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    Where can I get a replacement for the screw that makes the belt reversible


    Where can i get the (very) small screws for the buckle to attach to the belt?

    Thank you for posting this.

    Can you tell me where to get one of the screws to replace a missing screw like this.?? I have two 'reversible belts' that both have one missing screw... it's a headless screw and very small... and alas, the screw is not the same size in both belts.

    Oops, I forgot to ask if anybody does have a reply to search, to drop me a line directly on which will help immensely. Thanks again. David

    Am trying to find 4 screws which would fit the backside of the buckle pictured above. Can anybody help me on this, please. David

    gah. my broken belt is a different type :( but that is okay. o well

    This could also help f your belt is too long, add a few more holes, and cut some of the old part off. Move down the buckle, and you are done.

    nice Instructable... I have had a few belts break this way, and always have did this... i never thought of making it an instructable... Great Job!

    Nice instructable! Do people really go step by step? I always do all at once.

    My belt just broke yesterday. But my belt isnt like yours.

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    I'm sorry to hear that. If you are unable to fix it, I'd suggest trying to find a belt like the one I have. That way next time your belt breaks, you'll be able to fix it. The company that made my belt is: Timberland, if that'll help at all. I'm sure other companies make belts the same way too. Another good thing about the belt I have is that you can reverse sides. One side is black and the other is brown. The buckle just swivels around. And the way the buckle is set up, even if this belt breaks, I can always take one of the other cheaply made belts that I have in my closet (the ones that are starting to seperate already) and attach it to my good belt buckle. I hope this has been helpful in some way.

    Neat! MaskedLioness summed it nicely. lol.