Hey there, readers!

Do you like to wear belts, but have a hard time finding a belt in your size?  Or do you want to wear belts that coordinate with your me-made garments?  Then this tutorial is for you!

Supplies needed

  • Buckle
  • Fabric
  • Interfacing
  • Paper
  • Ruler(s)
  • Measuring tape
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Needles & Thread
  • Sewing Machine


  • Awl
  • Velcro

I’ve been making belts for several years and this is my favorite method.  It’s also the quickest and easiest for me.  I will also describe how to sew belts using two other methods.

1.  Measure inside width of buckle.  Double the buckle measurement and add seam allowance x 2 (there will be two pieces of fabric, so you need double the seam allowance that you plan to sew or your belt won’t be wide enough to fit flush on the buckle).   I’m using a prong buckle.  If you’re using a slide buckle, you will follow the same method, except that... [read more]