Chosen fabric. I used Michael Miller Corduroy Flower Crystals in pink.
Light/Medium weight iron on interfacing (or do yourself a favour and get some iron on tape!!!)
2 x 2.5 cm (1") D rings.
Thread to either match or contrast.
Rotary cutter (optional - scissors work too).
Bias tape maker (optional - but it makes it a LOT easier!)
Iron & board
Here's what I did:
1.Cut two strips of fabric 4.5cm (or 5cm if you prefer it a little wider) x your desired length. I made mine 63cm long. I also cut parallel to the selvedge as the fabric was a LOT more stable this way (and it made the lines of the cord go in the desired direction).
2. Cut two strips of interfacing 2.5 cm wide, and 4cm shorter than your fabric strips. (In my case I made them 59cm long).
3.Trim the ends of the fabric into a point (I folded the end in half to make sure I had the point in the middle).
4. Thread fabric into the bias tape maker. (You may find that the tip of your scissors, the end of a pen, or a pin may be helpful here). Iron fabric as you go.
5. Open fabric out and place the interfacing in the middle, and slightly in from the end of the fabric strip (see photo below). Make sure the shiny side is down (you don't want glue on your iron!), and iron it on.
6.Fold ends in an press. (See picture below).
7. Trim corners before folding the fabric closed. This takes out some of the bulk for the following steps.
8. Fold pointy end in and press.
9.Place both strips of fabric wrong sides together and pin.
10. Top-stitch the fabric. You can use a colour that will blend in, or a contrasting colour. I chose something that stood out a little. Stitch as close to the edge as you can. If you like at this point you can sew another line of stitching inside of the first line. I didn't bother.
11. Thread 2 D-rings onto your fabric strip at the end that doesn't have interfacing. Fold the fabric strip over so that the interfacing just covers the D-rings. Stitch down. Reinforce if desired.
12. Wear or gift your new belt! :)
If you have any problems with this tutorial, leave a comment to let me know.
Happy stitching! :)