Utility Belt for Arts and Crafts Materials




Introduction: Utility Belt for Arts and Crafts Materials

This belt is for carrying a lot of materials around with you.

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Step 1: Step 1: Gather Materials

1) Belt
2) Canvas or any sturdy fabric
3) Sewing machine or you can sew by hand with a needle and thread
4) Ruler, pencil, pins
5) Stick on velcro (strips)
6) Iron-on ink jet T-shirt transfer paper
7) And an iron

The first thing that should be done is get the materials. I got the belt for this project at the local dollar store but, any old or bought belt will do. The canvas fabric can be bought at a material store, usually it's about $2 to $4 a yard. Stick on velcro can be bought at a hardware store. I bought my iron-on transfer paper at Staples.

Step 2: Step 2: Measure Then Cut Fabric

Measure and mark the fabric so the right about will be cut. Cut out of the fabric the shapes that will make the pockets and the loops for the belt to go threw. Follow the pattern or make the pockets to better fit what the belt is intended for.
Tip: Make sure to cut out the shapes bigger that the size wanted for the finished pockets.

Step 3: Step 3: Sew Fabric

1)First fold down all the edges that will end up as the openings for the pockets and sew them down. Then, pin the fabric that will make the smaller pockets on to the fabric that makes up one side of the large pocket.
Tip: To make the edges look nice fold the edges on the fabric inward then sew it down, that way the edges will be clean without extra material hanging out.
2) Once all the small pockets are sewn down lay down the fabric that for the backside of the large pocket on top of the front side.
Tip: Make sure for the large pockets the fabric is sewn together inside-out so when it's put right side-out all the sewing will be on the inside and it will look better.
3)Fold the fabric in half the long way then sew it so it becomes a tube. Then pull it inside-out and sew the ends of the loop to the back side of the large pocket.

Step 4: Step 4: Add Velcro

Stick on the the velcro to the opposite sides of the top of the large pocket. If they don't stay in place with the sticky back then sew them in place.

Step 5: Step 5: Add Transfers


Decorations can be added. I used transfer paper, just follow the directions on the pack.

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    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    yes that is, i actually made a set of two belts for my old elementary school, for their after school program ran by the YMCA.


    12 years ago on Introduction

    Awesome idea for those of us who don't have alot of room to spread out our crafting needs lol -