A trendy fashion accessory, the corset belt is intended to resemble a quarter-corset that is worn to accentuate your hips and waist. These corset belts are ordinarily worn over a tunic, dress or other form-fitting tops to create a slimming effect while embellishing your apparel. Making your own corset belt isn't difficult at all. In fact, you can create a corset belt for all of your favourite outfits with ease using just a few cost-friendly materials,.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Measuring tape
- Roll of stiff fabric
- Roll of silk ribbon
- Fabric glue
- Grommet kit
Measure your waistline with the measuring tape. Measure all the way around -- pulling the tape firmly, but not too tight -- just above the widest part of your hips.
Cut a 9-inch-wide segment of fabric measuring in length to match your waist measurement. Use a heavy or stiff fabric, such as denim, pleather, canvas or corduroy.
Place the fabric segment in front of you with the correct side of it -- the presentable side that is brighter in colour or features the pattern -- facing downward.
Squeeze a line of fabric glue along all of the edges of the fabric. Fold in all of the edges by 1/8 of an inch and press firmly. This creates a hemmed appearance. Let it dry for 10 minutes.
Turn the fabric segment over, exposing the right side of it.
Create a row of three grommets at each end of the fabric segment. To do this, use the clamp tool in your grommet kit and space each grommet about 3 inches apart. This creates a vertical row of grommets in each end of the fabric.
Snip a 24-inch length of ribbon from the roll. Thread the ribbon through the grommets like one would lace a tennis shoe. Lace it loosely.
Tips and warnings
- Once the corset belt is slide up over your hips and around your waist, slide the belt to wear the laced side is laying flat on your stomach. Tighten the ribbon and tie it into a bow.