Boho Chic Belt, With A Secret Pocket Plus Tutorial

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.Boho Chic Belt

Sew at 5/8″ starting at the bottom left corner and ending at the same spot.  Make sure to pivot the corners very well.Boho Chic Belt

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.Boho Chic Belt

Insert your finger through the zipper and open it completely and turn the belt inside out.Boho Chic Belt
Once you have shaped the belt topstitch twice along the edges.boho chic belt The drawing below will give you a guide on the placement of the grommets.boho chic beltBoho Chic BeltBoho Chic Belt

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.

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23 Responses to Boho Chic Belt, With A Secret Pocket Plus Tutorial

  1. Laura Augustine says:

    Could this be reversible if you skipped the zipper pocket?

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  5. Emily Wout says:

    Love this. Exactly what I’ve been wanting to make. Also love the dress in the picture, is there a pattern for if?

  6. Denise says:

    It looks fun. wondering how it will look on a not so thin model (ie me!), Also, is there a printable pdf? I don’t generally have a tablet of laptop on the sewing and cutting table.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Denise, all the instructions for this belt are free on our website. You need to draft the pattern yourself following the instructions.

  7. Stacy F says:

    I don’t see the tutorial or how to go to the “next page” to see recommended fabric. What am I missing?

  8. Hilary Pollock says:

    I agree with Debbie Holterman, and also would love the pattern for the dress if it is available! 😀

  9. Liri says:

    I agree with Debbie Holterman above. Love the belt! I have seen cool leather custom belts made like this and you can totally personalize it! <3

  10. Dell Culver says:

    Do you have a pattern for the dress the Boho belt is shown on? I love it.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      I do, this is not a novice sewing project because of the collar and will require a video, which always takes me a week or more to make. I let know when is done.

  11. Jennie says:

    I must say this brings back disco memories for me. I had one that was heavy black leather, with a heavy large brass hook and eye to close it. There was a 6 or 7 inch pouch that was stitched inside the front on one side. Very handy. I carried a loose car key and house key, drivers license (I was always designated driver) lip gloss (oh, the shiny lips) and money. That and the lucite heels.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Oh Jennie, that sound fantastic, I think I will make another one with the pouch, thank you so much!!!!

  12. Connie Miracle says:

    I love it except for the zipper. I know I would mess that up! I wonder if velcro could somehow be used in place of it?

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      It can work, for sure! Just keep in mind it will thicker than a zipper. If you are afraid of sewing an invisible zipper, don’t be please. Buy a metal invisible zipper, the one with the little hole in the middle and it will take you literally 2 minutes to sew a zipper, I promise!

  13. Debbie Holterman says:

    I really like this, but I think the secret pocket zipper should be off-center, with the zipper closer to the top of the belt. It would be easier to slip something larger (like that phone) in and straight down rather than putting the bottom half of the phone into the pocket and trying to flip or fold the top half of the pocket over it to zip. Cool belt, though!

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Yes I tried that, for me at least the bulk created by the zipper and the edge of the phone really bothered me. I have a short torso so maybe that is the reason. Do let us know how your design went, I am sure others will benefit from your opinion. Thanks for your comment!

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