I love this old drapey sweater that I have, but there was no way to keep it closed to keep my warm!  I thought for a long time about adding a button, but that would mean bothering with a buttonhole.  I also thought about using some unusual closures like frogs or buckles.  Then I saw this awesome sweater in a high end fashion shop and knew I had my answer. 

I decided to cut up some old belts and use not just the buckles, but the straps as well!

Step 1: Materials

Grab yourself a sweater (this can be completely decorative and in no way functional too.  it just looks cool, darn it!)
One or two belts (or more) with neat closure straps and buckles
Heavy-weight thread
Man, you do awesome stuff, Scooch! I wish I had some stuff like that hiding in my closet... <br> <br>*rummages through closet*
Very awesome and tasteful. You do great instructables! -Lee
looks.....nice! runway ish!
very well done but one thing you could chane te title Make an old sweater look new again! <br> <br>
Nice ...5 Stars<br>
Quick and simple upcycle of the century!
That's cute. =)
Suh weeeeeeeet !
Very cool idea. You always come up with the best stuff.
Looks like you need a six-shooter on your hip and you'll be all set!
looks kinda steampunky. i like it!
Great Idea
Love it. great idea

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