Another Tutorial today on how to make your own tool belt.
I used corduroy because it was a scrap piece that I had on hand but you could use any heavy duty material.
Dimensions for your belt are one piece approximately 6 in x 26 in. My son's waist is only like 20 but you don't want it super tight, the first button I put at 21 in. I put three buttons in at 21, 23 and 25 inches for some room to grow.
You need two pocket pieces at approximately 5 x 6 in. (as you can see in my picture mine are not quite 5 inches wide, again I was working with some scrap and used what I had but 5 would definitely allow enough room for a little hand.)
Two pieces which will be the hammer loops I made mine 2 x 5 in approximately. The length was perfect but turning a piece of corduroy right side out was extremely difficult and time consuming. I would suggest making your loop pieces 3 inches wide which would allow for easier turning.
|Belt piece with right edge and top of strap sewn|
|still inside out at this point.|
|belt piece top-stitched.|
|This is the pocket with the opening to the left and the bottom on the right.|
|Top stitch the top BACK ONLY of the pocket to the tie.|
|I zigzaged my side reinforcements but that top stitching that you see is just on the top of the pocket it doesn't go all the way through.|
|After your back and sides are secure but your front is loose you should be able to put your hand in and it should be pretty sturdy.|
|pocket and loop secured|
|loop and pocket from the front|
Step 8: Add second loop in same fashion.
|pocket and both loops from front|
|starting to look like a belt|
|As you can see I needed to follow the directions in my manual as it has been awhile since I've sewn a button!|
|Starting to look like a belt and ready to be stuffed with tools!|
|Here it is the finished product with a classy picture in front of the door!|
|And a blurry one!|
|Just call me Matt the Builder, can we fix it, yes we can.|
|Checkin' out his cool belt|