Posts tagged woven
Posts tagged woven
Ooh neat! Belts!!!
Are you too big, too broke, too small, too crafty, or not crafty enough to be able to easily swing the “traditional” Tribal/Fusion belt? Do you wanna make something all your own, simply and easily, without a sewing machine, and sans having to tweak this or that over and over again, after you’ve already spent a ho-ton of money on a pre-manufactured piece? Or are you like me and burdened with being a fellow non-sewer? (I know, totally gasp-worthy in the world of bellydance, as it seems I’m finding. ;D) Well if so, then I may have a solution- for all of us! ^_^
Here are 2 badass ways to make a truly unique & customizable T/F belt- that can be just about anything you want it to be. :D (You can even make headbands, armbands, wristbands and other.. bands this way, too! :D) See the video above for how-to #1, and the link below for how-to #2. :)
They look relatively inexpensive, essentially pretty easy, and seem to only take a little patience & time to construct. ..Wahoo!! I’ve already got a mini yarn stash thanks to my Tribal hair fall makings, so I plan on getting those heavy-duty straws from 7-11 for this and using the rest of that stash to make some really kickin’ dance accessories. ^_^ (The 7-11 straws being wide and sturdy, so the yarn should go through easily, w/o fear of flimsier straws bending and breaking too badly.) Plus these can be adorned w/everything from fringe and ribbon to random doodads & jewelry bits one already has around the house, as well as any kind of pendant or adornment that a girl (or boi) could think of. :) Got buttons or brooches just lying around unused..? Stick ‘em on!! Hoorah for reusing and recycling- and getting some of the useless clutter out and putting it into useFUL goodies that you love!! ^_^ I’m super excited to try and make one (or two- or three ;D)- and I think I might even try 8 straws first, to make an extra-wide belt. :D
Here’s to making beautiful, new, fully customizable belts! :D -And if you make one from one of these tutorials too, may we please see your work! I’d love to see what you make as well!
Love, Light & Luxe New Homemade Goodies to You!