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Thursday, September 6, 2012

DIY: Upcycled T-Shirt Belt

We love all the ways that people have come up with to upcycle old t-shirts.  This tutorial from Delia Create's blog is no exception! She even shows you how to use this technique to make a headband as well. So, check her out!

It's pretty easy. The part that takes the most time is the braiding really.

To start you just cut four strips of T-shirt. I cut mine 2.5 inches wide.

Pin the ends together and hold it down with a can or a book.


 Now braid. This is a four strand braid. I like that it makes it a little thicker and belt like.



And this is what it looks like after several rounds.

When you are done braiding knot the end.



 Now sew the ends.


You want one end sewn just once so you can wrap it around the D-rings and sew it there a couple of times. It is quite thick so it can be tricky.



For the other end sew it several times.



I didn't have matching thread for the orange but I did for the green. It makes it look a bit nicer.

And that's it!


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