February 7 ~ FQ Project of the Day

on February 7 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 74 Comments

Patchwork Belts
Patchwork Belt by Colleen, Not Quite Vintage

Colleen created this tutorial just for you. It’s an easy project and the belts are fun for adults and kids alike. Go find some D-Rings!

Other patchwork belts we love. For related tutorials try here, here and here..

Share your belt links in the comments below, or point us to related tutorials and inspiration.

Have some fun with Fat Quarters! We’re giving away fat quarter packs all month long. Comment anytime this week to win one of 8 fat quarter packs (6 fat quarters per pack). This week’s FQ giveaway pack prints are predominantly… Orange!

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74 Responses to February 7 ~ FQ Project of the Day

  1. Heather says:

    This is adorable! It would make a great purse strap too.

  2. Isobel says:

    Such a great way to make a co-ordinating belt. Definitely one I’m going to try!

  3. Sabra says:

    This is a great gift idea. Thanks for the great fat quarter month!!

  4. Corinna says:

    Thank you for another wonderful project for me and my girls.

  5. Deb says:

    I have tons of fabric scraps that will be perfect for these belts!

  6. Heddy says:

    I am soooo making a bunch of these. Thanks!

  7. Mary Ann M says:

    I love that this belt has batting in it to give it substance. Thanks for the idea.

  8. Michele Maxhimer says:

    Another thing to add to my must do list. i really do need some new belts

  9. kbonikowsky says:

    I love this. I’ll be whipping a few together for me and the girls. Thanks for the detailed instructions. It makes the creating a breeze!

  10. Clara says:

    I love fancy belts.

  11. Toby says:

    cute! and the list grows…

  12. Stacy says:

    That is a great idea! I could definately use a new belt or two!

  13. tract says:

    This is a wonderful idea. I made some a few years ago out of wide grosgrain ribbon but this is even more flexible and fun!

  14. Laura says:

    This is a great idea! I need to make something for my little niece for her birthday – this might be it!

  15. Kay says:

    I am truly loving the fat quarter ideas! What a great service you are providing to help us use our stashes of fabric just so we can buy more!

  16. Cheryl says:

    I’ve been looking for a cute belt pattern, and I think this one takes the cake. Yay!

    Thanks for posting it.

  17. Serena says:

    Very cute! A patchwork purse/bag strap would be very cute, too.

  18. Amy says:

    ooh! Great idea – just what I need actually!

  19. Suzi says:

    Love these!!Love the tutorial.

  20. Michelle says:

    Wow, gorgeous. Don’t know why it never occurred to me that I could make my daughter a belt… sure would have saved me a lot of gas, trying to find one she liked! Going to look through my stash with her later. Thanks!

  21. Libby says:

    I love the versatility of this project. Fabric rocks!

  22. JaneR says:

    Another great idea for fat quarters. The month of February is not long enough for all the ideas you have! Thank you!

  23. Samantha says:

    Cute belt! I have some charm packs that would be great for this project.

  24. Crys says:

    My daughter’s school wears uniforms, but can wear any belt. I am going to make a few of these to add to her stash.

  25. Leigh says:

    Oh, I cannot WAIT to make some!!!

  26. julia says:

    OH so perfect for the scraps from a set of napkins I made!!! hooray!

  27. Ellen says:

    Thanks for the great tutorial…can’t wait to make some patchwork belts!

  28. karissa says:

    Great Idea!

  29. ReneeH says:

    Definately a project I will do! Thanks so much for sharing it.

  30. JLN says:

    Awesome! I’m going to use this for our next quilt retreat project.

  31. Debra says:

    So cute! I love the belt. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Ani Hudson says:

    Oh so cool!! These would make great gifts for my girlfriends and my teen daughter would love it too. There was a very similar belt in a store at the mall and was priced at $40!! I think I can make it for much much less. Thanks for all the great FQ ideas, I’ve been saving them all. Best, Ani

  33. Pamela says:

    Great idea, I love it!

  34. alison says:

    Thanks for these links! I’ve always wanted to make some of these with my scraps. Woo hoo!

  35. Debra says:

    I love this belt. Have to make one for my daughter.

  36. Kate M. says:

    I’ve been looking for a good belt tutorial, but they always seemed like the belts would be so flimsy. I love the idea of using batting to give it some structure!

  37. Dani says:

    Oooh, this could be used for some other strappy type things too – guitar, camera, etc. Thanks so much!

  38. DebbieKL says:

    Great belt! It’s on my list.

  39. Baba says:

    Great Tutorial and the Belt is very Cute.! Thanks

  40. Helena says:

    So cute. Can’t wait to get started.

  41. Lisa says:

    Cute idea. But belts went by the wayside after childbirth. No more tucked in shirts for this mama.

  42. Jen says:

    love those scrappy belts! thanks for the link to mine. my tip to add to the tutorials…I use double sided fusible Peltex 72. Gives a really nice body and the fusible makes a nice base to wrap the patchwork around.

  43. Barb says:

    I love this project! And thank you for the tutorial. I think I will make one for my daughter and one for my son!

  44. Emily S says:

    Very nice!

  45. Joy S says:

    I’m using this tutorial this weekend to make a new leash for my dog using the
    hardware from the old leash!

    The old one is really ratty. This will be a great improvement!

  46. Christine says:

    Another project I can’t wait to make!

  47. Panamomma says:

    Thanks for the project. I just ran across my d rings this morning. Now I just need to do it.

  48. Ruthanna says:

    What a novel idea. So cute and Hip.

  49. amy says:

    Fun! I just found some d-rings in my sewing stuff the other day!!

  50. Margie says:

    That belt is so great. I really to make a few Thanks!

  51. Sara says:

    Who would have thought that one could make belts…certainly never crossed my mind.

  52. Kelli says:

    LOVE this! I can’t wait to make one of these. The fabric selection is super cute too. Nice work!

  53. Lori says:

    Love those colors, great idea!

  54. Jaime says:

    Great idea! I had come across the Juicy Bits belt tutorial a while back but had forgotten about it until now!

  55. alisha says:

    So cute! I think I’ll add this to my list of Christmas gift ideas for this year.

  56. katkeo says:

    Wow! A great tutorial. I can’t wait to try this. My daughter has been asking for a belt and this will be perfect.

  57. Corvus says:

    WANT. Seriously, that’s perfect. I’m going to have to dig through my stash and make somewhere about a dozen.

  58. Rebecca says:

    Oooh, I have seen and love these but had never seen a tutorial until now, thanks!

  59. Leigh says:

    Cute project idea. I’m not really into belts at the moment, but in the comments on one of the tutorial sites, someone mentioned making a guitar strap this way – I think I’ll definitely have to do that!

  60. Anna says:

    All of the belts you linked to are great! When I first started sewing garments, I used mostly prints, so a patchwork belt wouldn’t have worked for me. I’ve moved to sewing solids now, and I could really use a belt (or two, or…). Thanks for the pretty ideas!

  61. Shannon says:

    I am making me one of those!! Love it! When the kids go down to nap, my hubby is going to have to stay put while I go get some D-rings!!!

  62. Harley says:

    Super cute! I have to find my D-ring stash now :)

  63. Michele says:

    Very cute! These would make great gifts.

  64. Rachel says:

    What a great project. These would make great Christmas gifts!! :)

  65. Alice S says:

    Great idea! I think I’ll make one of these this week.

  66. Julia in MI says:

    I love this belt. Thanks for the great ideas and inspiration.

  67. Liz says:

    i have GOT to get on this! i need more pretty belts!

  68. Southern Gal says:

    Belts are such a great accessory and so easy to make. Thanks for the new ideas.

  69. Anya T. says:

    The info on your site is great, as usual. Thanks.

  70. Sonicka says:

    Hooray for a quiet weekend! I am going to make one of these for me and my daughter!

  71. Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    Wouldn’t a new belt made out of ORANGE fat quarters brighten up my whole spring wardrobe? Yes, I think it would!

  72. Amy Hodge says:

    This belt is so cute. And what a great way to use up some of those long narrow strips of batting I have left after trimming up quilts! Excellent! Thanks!

  73. Katie says:

    Cute!

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