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diy etro two-tone knotted leather belt

February 25, 2013


I was inspired to create this DIY after seeing this reversible Etro Belt.The design is really simple- 2 contrasting leather pieces are sewn together, then turned right side out. The leather I used is from thrifted skirts. This is an easy sewing project, great for those who are new to sewing leather.
(Tip: make sure you use a zipper foot designed to sew leather- they are plastic, not metal. It makes things much easier!!!)

[Cut out 2 strips of leather that at 41 inches long and 3 1/2″ high. If you do not have one continuous piece, sew a few sections together to create the length. Cut the ends in a rounded shape]
[With the right sides together, sew the pieces to each other. Leave a 5-6 inch opening so you can turn the belt right side out]
[Sew the opening closed by hand]

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    Lizzi Dallinger
    February 25, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    If you don't mind me asking, what's your waist measurement? I'd love to try this myself, but I'm sure that 41" wouldn't leave me enough to get a good knot, so I'd need to know how much to add to my own measurement.

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      Gina Michele
      February 25, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      Hi Lizzi- my waist is 24 inches. If you add around 16 inches to your waist measurement that will give you enough length for a good knot.

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      Lizzi Dallinger
      February 25, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      Thanks so much!

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    Sophia Clothing
    February 25, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Great idea and it looks easy to make!

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    Andrea
    February 26, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    it looks beautiful!

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    Natasha
    March 4, 2013 at 2:34 am

    This is so cute! I love the hot pink with the black 🙂

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

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    Sunjin
    March 5, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    You did a great job! I can't believe how much the original is!!!

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    Emily Daniels
    March 5, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Love the color combo! Great job!

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    Molly K.
    March 5, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    So cute!

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    Michelle Evans
    March 8, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Great look- I love the colors!

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