|These are enough supplies to make two belts~|
1) Use ribbon that has some body to it so that it doesn't just fold over in your belt loops. Grosgrain is great because there's no wrong side to it, but some beautiful velveteen ribbon works too. First, wrap your ribbon around your mid section and add about 10-12 inches (measure lower if you're planning on wearing it with low rise pants). Snip.
2) Fold over one end and iron down.
3) Place two D rings down on the end of your ribbon and fold it in. Once you've decided how much to fold, remove your D rings and steam the fold down.
4) Place your D rings inside the fold and stitch down your ribbon close to the edge.
5) Fold the edge of the other end over twice and stitch down. The trick to this step is to fold it towards the right side of the belt. This end will double over and you'll see the back side on the outside. Make sense? Not really, but trust me, fold it forward.
That's basically it. You're done! Throw it on over a pretty blouse, sweater, or with some dress pants to add some razzamatazz to that blah boring outfit.
For velveteen ribbon I didn't even finish the ends. I just used some Fray Check and stitched it down. No ironing, it just crushes the velvet. See? Super simple!
You actually don't even have to drop any pounds, you can just wear one of these to feel pretty~ (Go ahead, have that extra scoop of ice-cream, oooooh, I know, I'm a bad influence.)