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diy anthropologie vintage scarf corset belt

November 9, 2011

[top pic: Anthropologie]

This DIY is best suited for intermediate sewers since sewing the leather belt is kind of tricky. An easier way to make it would be to skip the belt in the back and just add some suede or fabric ties.
Supplies:

  • Vintage silk scarf
  • Pieces of leather (all the leather I use comes from thrifted clothing. The quality is often much better than the leather sold at craft stores and best of all it’s a great way to recycle!)
  • Leather hole punch
  • Belt buckle (mine came from a thrifted belt)

[Fold the scarf in half (right sides together) and sew a straight line across the top]
[Turn scarf right side out and iron the seam]
[Fold down a section in the middle of the scarf. Sew a loose stitch down the sides. This will be used to gather the excess fabric when you attach the leather belt]
[Cut out the ends of the belt. I doubled the leather to make the belt stronger. My buckle side measured 9 inches long and the other side (where the holes go) measured 11 3/4.  I drew the shape using a ruler and tailor’s chalk on the wrong side of the leather. Make sure the ends of the belt are thin enough to fit through your belt buckle]
[Place the leather pieces on top of each other- wrong sides together. Sew the leather belt on to each end and attach the buckle]
[Using a leather hole punch, make holes spaced 3/4 inch apart]
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