Paracord Belt

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Introduction: Paracord Belt

Today, I will show you how to make a Paracord belt.

Step 1: Gather Materials

300 ft of Paracord (cut into 100 foot sections)
belt buckle
lighter
scissors

Step 2: Creating the Belt

create a cows hitch on the belt buckle (the side with the metal prong attached) create the cows hitch at rhe end of the cord. the shorter cord will be the core strands and this is how long the belt will be, don't worry about running out of cord because 100 feet of working cord has a lot of room to work with.

Step 3: Creating the Belt

Create a regular cow's hitch in the middle of the belt buckle through the metal prong

Step 4: Creating the Belt

Create a cows hitch exactly like the other red cord except the shorter cord is facing the other way

Step 5: Creating the Belt

Create a cobra braid on one side, then on the other IMPORTANT remember to cross the center strands and use the opposites in the next braid

Step 6: Creating the Belt

Continue the double cobra braid all the way until the desired length is reached IMPORTANT remember to cross the center strands of the belt

Step 7: Creating the Belt

Thread two strands of cord through the belt near the buckle on the back side of the belt and begin a cobra braid

Step 8:

Thread the cord through the opposite side of the belt (so there is a loop on the front)

Step 9: Creating the Belt

Start the cobra braid down the loop then cut and singe the ends.

Step 10: Finished

Congrats! You are now one of few that have created the Paracord belt! Tell your friends! Show your family! Remember to vote for me in the Great Outdoors contest!

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51 Discussions

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Trike Lover
Trike Lover

Tip 3 months ago

I'm noting this for the benefit (?) of other paracord-weaving novices who have read through this excellent project, as well as several projects that create a 'double cobra' pattern finished belt. I'm sure it's obvious to those who have experience in doing these, and becomes clear to a novice once the "penny drops." However, this point caught me out even after reading all of the various project instructions several times.
This particular design uses 3 lengths of paracord, two of which (the red ones) are attached at the buckle with unequal leg lengths. The author's method is to use the shorter half of each of the two red pieces as "core" strands, and the long half as the red "weaving strands" that create a two color finished appearance, black and red.
I read this and several other -ibles for 'double cobra' designs, and was confused, because most of the other double cobra patterns call for two short lengths of paracord, each of which is attached to the buckle with even length ends. This gives two pairs of even-length 'core strands.'
The difference with this design is that the two red pieces of paracord do 'double duty' - each forms both a core strand and weaving strand from a single piece of cord. The author emphasizes making the two innermost pieces of red cord shorter, in order to become 'core' strands. With this technique, and unlike most double cobra designs, there are only two core strands, not two pieces of paracord forming four core strands.
It becomes clear if you start laying out the pieces, but it's not quite as obvious from looking at photos and instructions. Hopefully this will save someone else some head-scratching while trying to add up the 'bill of materials.' Both techniques create a very good looking belt. I'm not sure what difference it makes to have two core strands rather than four - that's for people with more practice at this than me.

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burns
burns

6 years ago on Introduction

can you show the first braid I'm not familiar with how to do a cobra hitch.

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hoochanelly
hoochanelly

Reply 6 months ago

burns did you get a answer to your questipn 6 years ago? ,if not I'm not about to hang around waiting on one

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hoochanelly
hoochanelly

Question 6 months ago

also what is a cobra knot?

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hoochanelly
hoochanelly

Question 6 months ago on Step 2

so when doing the cows hitch you don't keep the strands equal but make one side of the cow hitch shorter? I am a beginner at this sort of thing and know nothing about it at all

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Kajunmisfitt
Kajunmisfitt

3 years ago

Hello,

My s on is new to making these thing, But he is wanting to make a belt for me and we need about 44 inch waist so how long paracord would have to be to achieve this measurement. Thanks for y'all input , This is only going to be 1 color , if it is going to be more than one color I assume he would just multiply the same amount of cord for each color that is going to be used . thanks

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Knex Boy12
Knex Boy12

Reply 1 year ago

For your belt I would recommend 100 feet so you have some extra length

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AntonA40
AntonA40

Question 2 years ago on Step 2

Rather than just use the 100ft lengths and be left with unknown left-overs -- or possibly the belt being too short, do you have a formula for the lengths of paracord needed to make a specific length of belt?

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Knex Boy12
Knex Boy12

Answer 1 year ago

For this project about two feet of paracord for each inch in length.

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Goblinjxs
Goblinjxs

4 years ago

A bit vague, create a cobra loop? This should be noted as at least an intermediate level and user must be proficient with basic knots. Also don't see how the "running end", the end that passes through the buckle, is created. Other than that this is exactly the type of belt I want to create. Using only one color I could wear this with my business suits.

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StuartG25
StuartG25

4 years ago

Great instructions, but unless I missed it I dont see where you show how to end the stitch once you reach the desired length. Is there a knot/stitch to use

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JasonH127
JasonH127

4 years ago

so if I wants to make a belt of 45ins do I need 3 bits of 75ft paracord

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alcurb
alcurb

6 years ago on Introduction

I want to make one for myself, so I'm looking into solving this for other belt sizes: (Let me know if my math needs correcting)

Paracord length was 100 feet = 1200 inches
Resulting belt length was3 feet 9 inches = 36 + 9 = 45 inches

So to figure out the length of the paracord for your waist size, say your waist measures 30 inches. Add 5 inches for overlap = target belt length B of 35 inches. Given target belt length B, we need to figure out the paracord length P.

45 / 1200 = B / P

45 / 1200 = 35 / P
45 * P = 1200 * 35
P = (1200 * 35) / 45
P = 42000 / 45
P = 933 1/3 inches or 77 feet and 9 inches (approx.)

Noting that BroadKaymon had some paracord left over, I expect there will be some left over too but proportionally shorter, so you can round it down to 75 feet?

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njreyn
njreyn

Reply 4 years ago

A little late to this party, but I'll roll in (ah, math in public!)...

It seems to me your entering argument is off by about 40ft--the amount of cord he said he had left over. So, if 60ft got him 45in (not caring about minimizing the excess), and you want to know how much line to use to get you 35in, wouldn't the calcs look like this?

60ft/45in = Xft/35in

So, solving for X:

45X = (60*12)*35

45X = 720*35

45X = 26250

X = 26250/45

X = 583.33in/12

X = 48.611ft

Right? Did I make my junior high school math teacher proud?

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NorD1
NorD1

5 years ago

Thks a million!!! Gonna do this real soon. Will share it with you when done.

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nickx47
nickx47

5 years ago on Introduction

thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.thank you.

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Naudie-Maudie
Naudie-Maudie

5 years ago

Omg that would be so awesome . I love the snake the scorpion and the lizard those are my favorites . I will be looking forward to see the snake and scorpion tuts . A big thank you ahead of time :)

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Naudie-Maudie
Naudie-Maudie

5 years ago

Are you going to be doing a tut on the cobra snake in your profile ?