Transform your wedding dress with this easy-to-make statement belt full of pretty ruffles! This project is especially excellent because it requires little expertise in terms of sewing. As long as you’re familiar with a needle, thread, and a basic stitch, you are completely qualified to pull this off. Click ahead to see how.
You will need:
- Lightweight fabric
- Needle & thread
Find the center point of your belt/ribbon and start there. We’d recommend cutting your belt longer than you think so you can accommodate for an off-center finished product and/or for a big bow in the back.
For the complete tutorial, we’re going to point you towards Rachel’s detailed explanation of a similar headband on her blog. But the gist is this…
Make your petals.
Stack 2 or 3 petals on top of each other (using a variety of fabrics and colors in each flower).
Twist the back of each flower so you catch the center of all 3 petals and lay it on your ribbon. Now tack it down with a few well-placed stiches and repeat.
If you’re using a wider piece of ribbon like we did, you’ll need 2 flowers, side by side, per row. Working in one direction, add as many rows as you want to make the decorative part of your belt the right length. Once you have the general shape and length that you like, you can always go back in and add more flowers where you see fit.
Once you’ve filled your belt with the number of ruffles you like, that’s it! The underside won’t be pretty, but don’t worry. No one’s going to see it. For a more finished product you could always back your belt with a second piece of ribbon.
We can see this project working with just a little flower for your hip or with a full row to accent your entire waist. Totally depends on you!
We’re making more of these, that’s for sure. And seriously, they are so simple you could easily make a whole set for your bridesmaids.