Tutorial: DIY Fabric Belts – #EtsyCIJ #EtsyCraftParty 2016

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“Tutorial: How To Make A DIY  Fabric Belt” by Megha from byTheArtBug


What Color(s) Inspired This Tutorial? Please Share Your Advice For Creating Stunning Color Combinations.

This project is inspired by both neutral and bright colors! I have used neutral brown and creamy white with bold patterned blue. The best thing about neutral colors is that they go well with everything and can be worn at any occasion. With their soft touch you can use these colors without any fear of fashion faux pas! As with the bright color, you can always wear that for a fun mood especially in the summer season. The bold blue with patterns is a perfect choice for any one who loves to add a little thrill to their outfit. It can also be combined with other bright colors like pink, yellow or orange! Or if that is too much for you mix it with white or any other shade of blue.


Make these stylish & fun fabric belts with this easy DIY! It will cost you less than $5! They can be worn on Jeans or Dresses! Adjustable and sleek!


Materials Used

Thick Cotton Webbing (Width of your Choice) (Available at any fabric shop) (Usually $2 solid to $4 Pattern Per Meter)

Bag Buckle (for adjustable Straps – Size according to the webbing) (Available at any hobby shop $1-$2 for one or two)

Fabric Glue Thread –

Thick  Needle – Medium Sized

Medium Sized Scissors



Tutorial Directions

Cut the webbing in desired size, I have used slightly longer as I intend to use the belt on both jeans and on dresses. If you want to make it for jeans measure the waist of jeans and for dresses measure your upper waist. Take a few inches extra (take at least 7-8 inches extra). Next, apply fabric glue to one end of the webbing to prevent it from fraying. Let it dry.



On the other end sew the webbing on the middle part of the buckle. Follow the pictures. Make sure that your thread is strong.


Sew at back,


Insert the needle on upper part like this to hide the knot.


Hand Sew using back-stitch so that your stitch stays strong.


Finish the stitch and cut the thread.



That’s all, your belt is ready!


Put in the other side to tie and pull to adjust.

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You can use double sided webbing for two different patterns, It can be worn on both sides!


Make as many as you like! Happy Sewing!


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Christmas in July’s Etsy Craft Party – Coming Friday June 17th!

Contributor post by Catherine from DesignsbyCnC

Come and join the Christmas In July team for Etsy’s Annual Craft Party event, a global celebration of meeting and making.  Our party is online so you can join in from anywhere in the world, how exciting is that?!

Christmas In July’s Etsy Craft Party – June 17th Fri: 9:00 am–5:00 pm EST

Number of Guests – Unlimited!

The official tag is : #EtsyCIJ #EtsyCraftParty

Free tickets here:

Christmas In July’s Etsy Craft Party


The theme for Christmas In July’s Online #EtsyCraftParty 2016 is Color Inspiration.  During the party, there will be lots of Tutorials, Swag Bags and Prizes!

Here’s a sneak peek of Personalized Stemless Champagne Flutes that Richard and Tatiana of DesignsTheLimit have donated.



So come join the fun, invite your friends and family!

Christmas In July’s Etsy Craft Party – One Week to go!!

Contributor post by Dawn of DeeDeeDeesigns

We are getting excited about our 3rd Annual Etsy Craft Party! Since the Christmas In July team is worldwide we are again going to hold a virtual #EtsyCraftParty right here on our blog!

The Christmas In July team was recognized for our event last year! How to Throw a Great Event was featured in the Etsy Seller Handbook!

Register here for FREE tickets to the Christmas In July’s #EtsyCraftParty!
Christmas In July’s #EtsyCraftParty 2016

Friday – June 17th 2016 – please join us here on the CIJ blog for tutorials, swag bags and prizes during the day!

The official tag is : #EtsyCIJ #EtsyCraftParty

As a member of the CIJ team there are several ways for you to get involved today before the fun begins one week from now. Please visit the CIJ forums where you will find a thread that explains all the specifics! We want to include as many of our talented team members as possible! Or just click HERE to find the thread.

If you are not a member of the team please feel free to join the team today! Otherwise you will have to wait to see what we have planned!

Etsy Christmas in July Craft Party

We’ll have virtual classes and so much more all day long. A schedule of the tutorials and special features will be available on Friday morning. There will also be swag bags for attendees and giveaways throughout the day.

Want a sneak peek of one of the tutorials? Here’s one from Rina from RinartsAtelierA big thank you to Rina!

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So mark your calendars, invite your friends, and get ready to party Christmas In July’s #EtsyCraftParty style!

Christmas In July’s Etsy Craft Party – In Just 3 Weeks!

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Come and join the Christmas In July Team for Etsy’s Annual Craft Party event, a global celebration of meeting and making.


Since our party is online it doesn’t matter where you are based just sign up here to join the fun!

Christmas In July’s Etsy Craft Party

In 2015, more than 8,500 people took part in Etsy’s Annual Craft Party, including hundreds of party hosts.

See all the fun from last year’s party over the world!

Etsy Craft Party Gallery

Click here for a look at the #EtsyCIJ Craft Party 2015

Christmas In July Craft Party 2015

Christmas In July’s virtual Etsy Craft Party 2016 is taking place on June 17th there will be lots of Tutorials, Swag Bags and Prizes!

This year the Etsy Craft Party theme was left up to each individual host and #EtsyCIJ decided on Color Inspiration.

We do need our members help to make this a wonderful event for all, so if you would like to submit a tutorial, submit a printable for swag bags, or submit a prize do so here:

Craft Party 2016: Submit a Tutorial