I was given a huge box of old ties from my in laws that belonged to my husbands grandpa after he passed away last year. I had been trying to come up with some crafty projects that I could make use of the old ties. I decided that the long skinny ties would be perfect for making a belt! You don't need a sewing machine for this craft but it would come in handy if you had one. I just used plain hot glue and it worked fine!
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Two D rings (available at your local craft store or sewing supply store)
Glue gun or Sewing machine
Step 1: Measure how long you want the tie and cut it to the appropriate length.
Step 2: Place the rings at the edge of one side of the tie. Fold the fabric over and glue or sew them into place
Step 3: Loop your new belt around your body. Tuck the free end into the two rings and then back out over one. Feed the fabric through until it is tight enough.
You will have to twist the belt a little before you feed the free end though the rings otherwise the "wrong" side of the tie will be facing up.
Johney Duke says
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Adrienne Audrey says
Hi, Since I don't know how big your waist is it's hard for me to know how many inches! You should measure your waist or wrap the tie around your waist so that you know how long to make it.
hi what do you mean by 'how long you want the tie'? Can you give me an estimate say how many inches to my waist measurement..? Thank you in advance 🙂
Weird Amiga says
I love this! Ties are so versatile...
My favorite hair accessory of all times is a short, skinny tie I once found at a thrift store, simply tied at the nape. 🙂