Step Four: assembling the boho chic belt
Place right sides together and pin all around. Open your zipper about an inch so you can turn the belt later.
Sew at 5/8″ starting at the bottom left corner and ending at the same spot. Make sure to pivot the corners very well.
Cut the seam allowance to 1/8″. If your fabric ravels easily, I suggest you use a zig zag all around the remaining seam allowance. Before you turn the belt through the zipper, make sure both ends of the belt have the same width measurement. If you don't sew straight, sometimes this can vary and it won't look nice.
Insert your finger through the zipper and open it completely and turn the belt inside out.
Once you have shaped the belt topstitch twice along the edges. The drawing below will give you a guide on the placement of the grommets.
If you are in the mood for playing around with more grommets and have leftover thick interfacing, why not try this small fringed bag tutorial for a great gift for Christmas.
I hope you liked this boho chic belt project as much as I did. I love the freedom this belt affords me. I don't always want to carry a handbag, especially when shopping for Christmas gifts. I am already thinking of making a more sporty one for walking the dog.
Ah! before you ask, my keys open absolutely nothing!
Join me next week when we will making a top to go with this boho chic belt and I will be guiding you through the process of drafting your own easy to make collar.