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Costume Belts

Seven Dwarfs Costumes – Part One.

Super easy costume belts! Here was my rough design:

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Materials Needed:

  • Fabric in 2 colors
  • Batting (or another layer of thicker fabric)
  • Thread
  • Small craft knife or scissors
  • Velcro
  • Fray Check
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine

STEP 1: CUT YOUR FABRIC. The strip needs to be cut about 2-3x the width that you want the belt. The length is the waist circumference plus a few inches (just to give room for the velcro strip).

STEP 2: FOLD AND IRON. Fold over about 1/4-1/2″ along each long edge and iron, then fold in half and iron flat.

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STEP 3SEW. Fold in each short end about 1/4-1/2″ and sew closed. Then sew along the long open edge, as close to the edge as you can get.

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STEP 4: ADD VELCRO. Attach a 4-5″ piece of velcro to opposite ends and sides of the belt (as shown in the design above).

STEP 5: MAKE BUCKLE. Figure out what size you want the buckle. Cut out two pieces of colored fabric and one of batting. Sandwich the batting, sew around the edges and sew two rectangles in the center (make sure the rectangles are wider than the width of your belt). Cut out the inside of each rectangle. Fray check all your edges (if it’s a fabric that frays). Thread buckle onto your belt. Done!

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FINISHED PRODUCTS:

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  4. I would love to make these but, I don’t sew… We are doing Snow White and im costume coordinator for the dwarfs…these would be perfect.. Any suggestions without a sewing machine?

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    • Hmm… I could see using iron-on hemming tape (like Heat’n Bond or Stitch Witchery) for the belt portion and a fusible adhesive or fusible web (like Heat’n Bond or Wonder Under) for the “buckle” to sandwich everything together and basically follow the same as above; then you could use some iron-on velcro or use more of the tape/adhesive/web to attach regular velcro. Depending on how you want them to look, you could also probably use felt or fleece that would be thick enough and not fray. I hope that helps a little! Good luck with your costumes!!

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  5. Natalie says

    Hi, any help would be great…how much fabric would you guesstimate me needing for 7 belts for 7 average 8/9 year old girls..also, I can’t see, what do you recommend for sticking fabric together? There are so many..thanks! I’m heading out today to buy everything

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  6. Anonymous says

    Thabk you sooo much…my main goal is for them to stay together through 2 dress rehearsals, picture day and recital lol!!!!

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