All this spring rain is turning things pretty muddy around here, which means it's the perfect time to play flag football!  We need some belts and tear-away flags, so I got to work.  Here's what you'll need for each belt:

  • 1" wide nylon webbing (enough to go around your waist, plus about a foot extra)
  • Two 1" D-rings
  • One foot of sew-on velcro
  • 12" x 30" rectangle of Ripstop Nylon (this is enough for 3 flags)
  • Thread
These were made on the basic sewing machines at TechShop Menlo Park.

Step 1: Make Belt

This belt will fasten with D-rings, which makes it easy and adjustable.  You'll need to cut your webbing to about 12" longer than your waist measurement.  If the belt will need to fit a variety of people, you may want to use a large waist measurement as your standard.  I wanted my belt to fit lots of people, so I made my it to fit a 42" waisted person, which means I cut it 54" long.  

Pass one end of the webbing through both D-rings and fold it back over itself.  You'll want about about 1 1/2" to 2" of overlap.  Sew through both layers to secure the D-rings.  I've sewn a rectangle, then sewn an X inside said rectangle.  This method of stitching is very sturdy.  
Oh gosh, the memories!

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