Thursday, October 19, 2006

Homeade Belt

DSCN2507.JPG, originally uploaded by abmatic.

On a trip this summer a friend of mine had some problems with descending pants and was dreadfully in need of a belt. I dont want to name names here but since the lady in question is vegan i thought a homeade belt would be a good solution (no leather involved). I dont think she reads this page (does anyone?) but i do risk ruining the surprise.

Its been done before and it is in no way ingenious but here Ive gone and done it again. The belt is plain canvas on one side and printed fabrics on the other. I used a variety of scraps to get the full length and put colored fabrics on both sides at the end where the belt folds back after the buckle. If i did it again i might consider using some iron on adhesive to add more stiffness and keep the layers tidy during sewing. Other than that it was quite simple to do, its quick and I like the finished result very much.

Now I only need to get over my procrastination of going to the post office....

From the side:

Several people have commented on the cat appearing in lots of photos. In realitiy its far more difficult to frame a photo in my apartment without the cat in it. What can I say, he is a total ham.

Stage 1: Apollo comes in to investigate what is so captivating to me

Stage 2: where Apollo usually sits on top of the item of interest

Stage 3: he usually begins rolling in, clawing or trying to play with the item as in the photos of the Clapotis


kweaver said...

You don't have to go to the post office... weigh it at school and print shipping online. Then you can put it in a mailbox. Believe it or not I am not sponsored by the USPS.

I am sad that you are not keeping the belt.

rosebrier said...

You should make yourself one as well. then the two of you could match. :)
where are the pictures of your garage sale loot? Everyone is doing it.

life is a bowl said...

ew, cool! i won't tell Dr. Vegan. And who DOESN'T read your blog, abmatic, that's the question.

mj said...

haha! you think i don't read this page!! you were found out.. although i received the belt in the mail yesterday. i LOVE it! it will solve so many of my problems. :)