Now sew the ends.
You want one end sewn just once so you can wrap it around the D-rings and sew it there a couple of times. It is quite thick so it can be tricky.
For the other end sew it several times.
So I post this with some chagrin. While I was making this up, Ashley from Make It and Love It posted a bunch of brilliant braided knit projects. She even has a great 5-braid technique that I want to try next time. Be sure to check her out.
Instead of hand stitching the little knot cover up, I machine sewed it.
Just trim and wiggle it right side out.
my day in a sentence says
This is really cool. And I like the in- hair use.
I think I might use this technique to make a wristband. 🙂
Beth Adams says
Love the way the belts look! Wickedly awesome use of old tee shirts. I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! Linky is still open. http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2011/08/wickedly-crafty-saturdays-8611.html
Wow! This work is really beautiful! I am your Italian fans! 🙂
wonderful !! 😀 nice photo and work! congrats ^^
Sky @ Capital B says
Oh my goodness I'm shaking my head as I read this post! I saw Ashley's braids last week and did up several to give to my nieces while we were camping- and made the SAME adjustment by machine sewing the end cover and wriggling it right side out! I confess, I'm happy with myself that I think a bit like you do 😉 Nothing like unabashed adoration, eh? 😉 Have a great week Delia!
liz @keepingwithmyjoneses.blogspot.com says
I always enjoy your projects, just need to find some extra time to do them!
Two Shades of Pink says
What a great tute! I love this idea so much and I want to try to adapt it for some casual napkin rings. And it is so funny how crafty minds think alike, right? But your belts are just rockin' and are set apart in their own awesomeness! 🙂
I love it! thanks for sharing.
Jill Mawle says
These are great! I've been wanting some bright colored belts and these are a cheap and easy way to make them myself. Thanks for the great idea.
fashion jewels says
Wow that was wonderful idea. Let me make a hair acessory and a bracelet with it. Thank you for the tutorial
The Chapstick Wrangler says
I love this! It looks so incredibly easy and what a great way to recycle old t-shirts! Thank you!
The Chapstick Wrangler
Tenere Delizie kawaii says
Awesome! *.* thanks for sharing 😉
evyline alexandra says
Cool! thanks for sharing!
Cecilia @ Crearescout says
I just tried, but I guess my fabric was too short and I only managed to make a headband and a braided necklace!
Thank you for the tutorial.
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sharmiza shahar says
i really love this. this will be great accessory for girls wearing hijab 😀
What size D ring did you use in the photographed belt?
I believe I used a one inch D-ring. It’s been a while. But it’s either that or 1 1/4″.
Amanda Mac says
This is a great tutorial and reminds me that I used to make these braids when making raffia hats was all the rage. But such a great twist on the old concept. Headbands give me headaches too, but this one you made looks great. I am going to see how many old stretch knit shirts i can dig up to make belts with. Thanks so much for posting this.
I remember those! Thanks Amanda. 🙂
Erin Henderson says
Love these! It’s such a good idea to recycle old tees turning them into belts and head bands. Thank you for the tips!