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Ribbon Bow Belt

Keep best friends in the loop by giving them sashes that are a cinch to make.
Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2012

Double Bow Belt How-To

Tools and Materials

Leather ribbon, Mokuba New York (212-869-8900)
M&J Trimming snaps, mjtrim.com
Dritz Unique stitch glue, createforless.com
Scissors
Needle and thread, optional

How-To

  1. Cut a length of ribbon an inch longer than the waist size of the wearer, and glue on snaps at either end.
  2. Cut three additional strips of ribbon to 2-inch, 5-inch, and 10-inch lengths.
  3. Fold each end of the 5-inch strip to meet in the center and create two loops. Affix the ends in place with glue. Repeat this step with the 10-inch strip.
  4. Center smaller loop on top of the larger loop, seams both facing up. Cover the seam by wrapping the 2-inch strip around both loops and glue in place in the back.
  5. Glue the bow to the center of the sash.

Tuxedo Bow Belt How-To

Tools and Materials

Velvet ribbon, Mokuba New York (212-869-8900)
M&J Trimming snaps, mjtrim.com
Dritz Unique stitch glue, createforless.com
Scissors
Needle and thread, optional

How-To

  1. Cut a length of ribbon an inch longer than the waist size of the wearer, and glue on snaps at either end.
  2. Cut two additional strips of ribbon to 2-inch and 5-inch lengths.
  3. Lay the 5-inch strip right side down, fold each end over to meet in the middle, creating two equal loops, and secure with a dot of glue.
  4. Glue the bow to the center of the sash.

Classic Loop Bow Belt How-To

Tools and Materials

Velvet ribbon, Mokuba New York (212-869-8900)
M&J Trimming snaps, mjtrim.com
Dritz Unique stitch glue, createforless.com
Scissors
Needle and thread, optional

How-To

  1. Cut a length of ribbon an inch longer than the waist size of the wearer, and glue on snaps at either end.
  2. Cut two additional strips of ribbon to 3-inch and 10-inch lengths.
  3. Snip the ends of the 10-inch strip on the diagonal and lay it right side down. Fold either end of the ribbon toward the other so they criss-cross and match the opposite loop in length. Place the 2-inch strip over where the tails meet and secure with a dot of glue. Wrap the ends of the 2-inch strip around the center of the longer strip and affix in the back with glue.
  4. Glue the bow to the center of the sash.

Flat Bow with Tails Belt How-To

Tools and Materials

Velvet ribbon, Mokuba New York (212-869-8900)
M&J Trimming snaps, mjtrim.com
Dritz Unique stitch glue, createforless.com
Scissors

How-To

  1. Cut a length of ribbon an inch longer than the waist size of the wearer, and glue on snaps at either end.
  2. Cut three additional strips of ribbon to 2-inch, 4-inch, and 8-inch lengths.
  3. Lay the 8-inch strip right side down, fold each end over to meet in the middle, creating two equal loops, and secure with a dot of glue. Cover the seam with the 2-inch length of ribbon, gluing it in place on the back of loop.
  4. Create tails by folding the 4-inch strip in half on the diagonal. Snip a corner off the end of each tail and glue to the back of the bow.
  5. Glue the bow to the center of the sash.