Got piles of clothing building up in the back of your closet?  How about that sequined shoulder padded dress that hasn't graced us with its presence since the 80's. Or what about that black studded belt from your punk phase.  Either way, this is your chance to break them out and give them new life!

To enter the Betaband Belt Reuse Challenge, just make a new Instructable that shows how you've reused or modify an article of clothing or belt. It can be practical or purely fashionable.  You can cut it up, add to it, whatever your heart desires.  The winners will win some awesome prizes from Betabrand, including their brand new Belted Laptop Sleeve!

So go dig out your old clothes.  We can't wait to see what you make!

International entries are welcome! Multiple entries can be entered, but each entrant can only win one prize.


To enter the Betabrand Belt Reuse Challenge, submit an Instructable that involves at least one belt and is published during the contest period of October 25 - December 5. Older Instructables are not eligible.
International entries and multiple entries are accepted. Entrants can only win one prize.

The Betabrand Belt Reuse Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

9 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner)

Betabrand's DARPA Hoodie plus Belted Laptop Sleeve

Science meets fashion in this unique 12-part anorak with state of the art technology and eye catching details.  You'll stay warm and dry in your stylish new DARPA hoodie!

Betabrand introduces its newest accessory - the Belted Laptop Sleeve.  This corduroy carrier allows you to form the frame and shoulder strap with your very own belts.

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack which includes a one-year Pro membership, t-shirt, and more!

First Prize (3 winners)

Belted Laptop Sleeve

Betabrand's original Belted Laptop Sleeve puts you in control of your computer and your style.  Choose your favorite belts to form the frame and shoulder strap of this corduroy laptop sleeve, keeping your laptop snug, and finding a great way to reuse those old belts!

Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack which includes a one-year Pro membership, t-shirt, and more!

Runner-Up (5 winners)

An awesome Instructables prize pack including an Instructables t-shirt and a one year pro membership.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Oct 25, 2010 and Dec 5, 2010 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Betabrand Belt Reuse Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.