Fashion DIY Tutorial: Spice Up A Belt With Lace

Slowly but surely we step forward into the second half of my DIY Advent calendar and I still have so many tutorials that I want to show you. Behind the “half time door” hides a very quick and simple tutorial on how to spice up an old belt.

Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need

  1. Lace (at least twice as long as the belt)
  2. Belt
  3. Felt strips (in the same width as the belt)
  4. Marker
  5. Needle and thread
  6. Measuring tape or ruler
  7. Hot glue gun
  8. Clothespins

DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions

DIY Step 1

Wear the belt in front of a mirror and measure where you want to attach the lace. Mark the points on the belt with a pencil.

DIY Step 2

Now prepare a thread, which should be a little longer than the markings on the belt.

DIY Step 3

Pull the thread alternately from the front and the back through the middle of the lace by intervals of about 1 centimeter. With contracting the seams you get the gathers in the lace.

Lace with the Finished Gathers

The lace with the finished gathers.

DIY Step 4

Apply some glue with the hot glue gun on the first marking.

DIY Step 5

Glue the lace to it and fix it with a clothespin. Continue gluing bit by bit. Again fix the end with a clothespin.

DIY Step 6

Finally, coat the middle of the fixed lace with glue and attach the felt strip to it. By this step, the lace gets somewhat “stiffer” with the felt and becomes a better hold as well. Further, the inside of the belt looks much better. DONE!

DIY Tutorial – Final Result Belt with Lace

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