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Sew your own canvas belt

Post by 8224 » 07 Jun 2011, 21:14

To sew your own canvas belt you need offwhite canvas, offwhite thread, sewing machine, pins, iron.

First you cut the fabric into two long pieces. They should be about the same width as you ammo belt piece. The belt will turn out a bit narrower because of the seams. The belt shoud be long enough to fit around your waist in armour, with an overlap of about 20 cm.
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Sew the two pieces together right side facing right side with a straight seam followed by a zigzag seam to keep the edges from fringing. You can also use an overlock seam as I have done if you have that kind of machine. Leave one end open.
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Turn the belt inside out and iron the seams so that the seam is tucked well out on the edges. Pin if you want to.
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Make a straight seam 2mm from the edge around the belt. If you want to have some soft plastic support inside your belt, tuck it in before you close the opening by tucking in the fabric and closing with a straight seam. Sew velcro on. If you have plastic you can't sew through, you have to sew the velcro on before you sew the belt.
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Re: Sew your own canvas belt

Post by Tykje » 17 Jun 2011, 09:41

Very nice tutorial.

What kind of canvas did you choose and where did you get it?

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Post by 8224 » 17 Jun 2011, 09:46

Thanks!

I used offwhite thick canvas bought at Stoff & Stil. :-D

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Re: Sew your own canvas belt

Post by 7276 » 17 Jun 2011, 12:34

Nice tutorial!

There are other options also, if you don't end up using plastic as support, you can also use buckram, which is basically a cloth to keep things in form. Another handy tip is when attaching the plastic on top, measure the snaps so that it's around your waist and not straight, we've managed to break a couple of belts in Finland when attaching them flat.

Keep up the good work Lisa!!
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Re: Sew your own canvas belt

Post by 6528 » 19 Jun 2011, 20:19

Another offset white canvas source is IKEA. I used their white canvas for my belt, worked like a charm.
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Re: Sew your own canvas belt

Post by 71337 » 12 Oct 2015, 22:29

Panduro has good canvas for the belt.
In the store it looked a bit too white, but when put on top of the super-milky-white ABS, it looks perfectly off-white.

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