How To Make A Boho Belt
By Dritz
ITEM # 2279513P127
Print Description
Crafting Time
Over 5 Hours
Skill Level
Intermediate
DESCRIPTION +

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • DritzĀ® 1" Wide Black Belting
  • 2x waist measurement + 1/4 yard ease
  • DritzĀ® Fashion Buckle
  • Black thread
  • DritzĀ® Embroidery Needles
  • Assorted embroidery floss, perle cotton or lightweight yarn
  • Fray CheckĀ®
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape (optional)
  • Zigzag sewing machine

DIRECTIONS:

  1. To print the embroidery stitch guide, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).
  2. Cut belting into 2 equal pieces.
  3. Set sewing machine to a 3-step zigzag stitch ā€“ width 4 and length 1-1/2.
  4. To join belting: Center 2 pieces under presser foot so long edges are flush. Zigzag so stitches evenly catch both pieces as needle moves left to right. Join entire length of the belting, lock stitching at each end. TIP: Use masking tape to hold belting in place, and remove it as stitching progresses.
  5. Slide belt ends 1" through buckle and pin. Test-fit and adjust length. Remove belt. Trim belt ends evenly so they extend 1ā€ beyond buckle.
  6. Apply Fray CheckĀ® to each cut end. Allow to dry.
  7. Slide belt ends back through buckle. Topstitch belt at each side, 1" from buckle.
  8. To embroider: Choose a needle that best fits the thickness of your thread. If using embroidery floss, consider dividing it into sets of 3 threads each to stitch. Use the photo as inspiration for your embroidery.
  9. A guide to create the center curved embroidery line is attached. Trace the guide. It is 5" long, so it will need to be repositioned every 5". Since belts vary in length, the number of repeats will also vary. Adjust spacing in between guide positions evenly. Pin guide to belt, lining up the straight edge to edge of belt. Stitch a running stitch or backstitch along curved line. Unpin the guide and move it to the next position so curved line runs the length of belt. When stitched line is complete, add scrolled lines and flowers as desired. The stitches drawn below were used to finish the belt. Use these, or other preferred stitches. Bohemian by nature is wild and colorful so donā€™t be concerned with perfection.
  10. Always take a couple small stitches on the back of the belt to lock the embroidery each time you change a color or stop stitching.
  11. Creating a mirror image of the stitching is a nice way to finish your embroidery at each side of the buckle. To do this, finish one end first. Then place the belt right sides together and use the first set of embroidery as a guide to mark the opposite end. Use pins to help guide the positioning.

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REVIEWS +

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • DritzĀ® 1" Wide Black Belting
  • 2x waist measurement + 1/4 yard ease
  • DritzĀ® Fashion Buckle
  • Black thread
  • DritzĀ® Embroidery Needles
  • Assorted embroidery floss, perle cotton or lightweight yarn
  • Fray CheckĀ®
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape (optional)
  • Zigzag sewing machine

DIRECTIONS:

  1. To print the embroidery stitch guide, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).
  2. Cut belting into 2 equal pieces.
  3. Set sewing machine to a 3-step zigzag stitch ā€“ width 4 and length 1-1/2.
  4. To join belting: Center 2 pieces under presser foot so long edges are flush. Zigzag so stitches evenly catch both pieces as needle moves left to right. Join entire length of the belting, lock stitching at each end. TIP: Use masking tape to hold belting in place, and remove it as stitching progresses.
  5. Slide belt ends 1" through buckle and pin. Test-fit and adjust length. Remove belt. Trim belt ends evenly so they extend 1ā€ beyond buckle.
  6. Apply Fray CheckĀ® to each cut end. Allow to dry.
  7. Slide belt ends back through buckle. Topstitch belt at each side, 1" from buckle.
  8. To embroider: Choose a needle that best fits the thickness of your thread. If using embroidery floss, consider dividing it into sets of 3 threads each to stitch. Use the photo as inspiration for your embroidery.
  9. A guide to create the center curved embroidery line is attached. Trace the guide. It is 5" long, so it will need to be repositioned every 5". Since belts vary in length, the number of repeats will also vary. Adjust spacing in between guide positions evenly. Pin guide to belt, lining up the straight edge to edge of belt. Stitch a running stitch or backstitch along curved line. Unpin the guide and move it to the next position so curved line runs the length of belt. When stitched line is complete, add scrolled lines and flowers as desired. The stitches drawn below were used to finish the belt. Use these, or other preferred stitches. Bohemian by nature is wild and colorful so donā€™t be concerned with perfection.
  10. Always take a couple small stitches on the back of the belt to lock the embroidery each time you change a color or stop stitching.
  11. Creating a mirror image of the stitching is a nice way to finish your embroidery at each side of the buckle. To do this, finish one end first. Then place the belt right sides together and use the first set of embroidery as a guide to mark the opposite end. Use pins to help guide the positioning.