Step 6: Step 6: Making the belt loops
You will need to fold the edged to the center of the strip. Pin the folded strip about every 3 inches.
Once it is fully folded and pinned you need to press it with an iron. Go a couple inches and then pull out the pin and continue to the next, removing pins as you go.
Once the entire strip is pressed take it over to the sewing machine and sew down each flap.
Cut the strip into shorter pieces, 1 inch longer than the width of your waistband. They should be about 4 inches
To attach the belt loops you will fold the ends over about 1/2 inch and sew to the top and bottom of the waist band. You are going through quite a few layers of fabric, so be sure you are using a strong needle and take it slow, moving your machine by hand if needed.
You can use what ever spacing you like for the belt loops, I use one on each end of the apron, one on each hip, one at the m\iddle of the back and one for each space between the loop at the back and between each hip fpr 7 total loops.
If you want you can wear the kilt as is now, but it is a cargo kilt so we'll move on to the pockets.