The hipster belt how-to
By Annie Tomlin • Photo by Nicole Radja
Courtesy of Venus
When I started sewing last year, my mind swam with delusions of grandeur. Skirts, dresses, underwear — I aimed to create them all with love and perfection. But the sewing machine, she is a fickle mistress. After spending hours trying to thread the machine properly, I decided to embark on a simple first project: a low-slung cloth belt. Reminiscent of an obi, this belt is almost criminally easy to make — which is a plus if you're a clumsy novice. Not that I'd know anything about that.
1 yard cotton fabric
thread of various colors
1/2 yard ribbon
Step 1: Measure & Cut
Step 2: Fold & Pin
Step 3: Sew & Stitch
Step 4: Grommets!?!
Instead, use a small hole punch to make two or three holes near each edge of the fabric.
If you don’t have a hole punch, pull a MacGyver and poke through the fabric with a pair of sharp scissors.
Following label directions, fasten the grommets to hug the holes you made.
Step 5: Thread & Shake
Now slip the belt on over your head, tie the ribbon in a bow, and shake those belted hips.