I just made this fabric belt as a little Valentine’s Day gift for my toddler. It only took a few minutes, I hope she likes it.
Get the full Fabric Toddler Belt DIY after the jump…
DIY Fabric Belt for Toddler
1. Wash, iron and cut your fabric and grab a set of 1″ d-rings. I used one piece of fabric 1 3/4″ X 44″ long for a 21.5″ belt. It’s a little small though. If you need a bigger belt your fabric won’t be wide enough, so cut two equal pieces an inch longer then you want your belt to be.
2. I ran the fabric through a bias tape maker and ironed, which is a little $5 doo-dad that does this:
but you can just iron both sides in 3/8″. It’s hard to keep it even which is why a bias tape maker is nice.
3. Now roll a piece of fusible tape down the inside and iron in place. If you’re using two pieces, do this to both of them.
4. For my one long piece I folded it in half and placed the d-rings in the middle. If you are using two pieces of fabric skip this step.
5. I pinned the edges of both sides together. If you’re using two pieces do the same.
6. At the raw end, trim the corner:
and fold to the inside, iron and pin.
6. Sew in place all the way around. You’re done! If you’re using two pieces, fold one end over your d-rings and sew in place, now you’re done.
Cute! Love it. I have D Rings sitting in a drawer and valentines fabric I bought a while ago….. thx for the idea! We have a very skinny little (but tall) 2 year old. Her pants never want to stay up. : )
So cute! An even easier way to make a belt is to use a length of grosgrain ribbon–fold it in half with the D-rings in the middle and sew all the way around, just as you did with the length of fabric.
It's so cute! I love the fabric. Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.
Is that a one inch bias tape maker? I saw several sizes and wasn't sure which one to get. Thanks!
niccole – yes that one is one inch which is great for belts but so far not much else, ha!
I have made many belts for my little one since belts for young toddlers are hard to come by! I have always used the 1" D-rings and grossgrain ribbon. I'll have to try it with the fabric!
I'm so trying this! My littlies are forever "losing" their belts, and at about $11 a pop to get a new one, this looks like a much cheaper, not to mention cuter alternative!
Just made two holiday belts for my boys! Thanks for posting this tutorial!!