I've been wanting a mint bow belt for quite some time and so when I
needle + thread + sewing machine if you have one
step 1: measure your waist and add two inches to the length.
step 2: cut out fabric 2 inches by the previous length
step 3: fold the fabric in half "hot-dog" style with the yuckier sides facing out toward you and press with an iron. Fold in the edges at the top and bottom of the belt 1/4 inch and press.
step 4: Sew along the edge with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. (not the top or bottom)
step 4: turn that sucker inside out (use a pointy device to help you with this.)
step 5: Sew along the top and bottom (your frayed edges should be neatly tucked inside.) set the belt aside.
step 1: cut out two rectangles of fabric, 1 large, 1 smaller. I did 4 x 10 for one, and 3 x 5 for the other.
step 2: fold the large rectangle in half, press it with an iron and fold in the edges of at the top and bottom (about 1/4 inch) and press.
step 3: sew along the long edge. turn inside out and press the fabric so that the seam is in the middle-- (see the image below at left)
step 4: tuck one end into the other and stitch it so you have a tube (see above image at right)
step 5: follow step 2 for the small rectangle. This should result in a nice little tube (see image at left).
step 6: Pinch your large rectangle into a bow shape and squeeze it through the tube.
step 1: stitch the bow to your belt
step 2: measure where you want your snaps to be (I wrapped the belt around my waist toward the front and marked with a pen where I wanted the snaps to line up) and sew them on.
step 3: pair your cute bow belt with your favorite dress or skirt!
** if my bow tutorial wasn't so great... check out these directions too-- they're a tad different.
** this belt tutorial is super fun! but it's not for you to make and sell... just to make and wear or make and share. :)
p.s. you still have time to enter my birthday giveaway. it's pretty good. jus' saying.