Seven Dwarfs Costumes – Part One.
Super easy costume belts! Here was my rough design:
- Fabric in 2 colors
- Batting (or another layer of thicker fabric)
- Small craft knife or scissors
- Fray Check
- 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.
STEP 3: SEW. 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.
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!