We all love accessories, but the price demanded for a bit of leather or
ribbon is generally overwhelming and leaves us shaking our heads.
"Seriously?" we think, "They want that much for a shoestring?"
These bow belts are everywhere right now,
but I can guarantee you they'll cost more than
the $5.35 it cost me to make this.
Plus, this belt belongs to a dress I made for my
black & white collection, which I'll be introducing next week,
so I wanted to go ahead and share the tutorial with you.
I used my sewing machine for most of these steps,
but a hot glue gun or needle and thread will get the job done also,
if you don't have a machine.
I bought a yard of this black velvet ribbon.
Make sure you check the ribbon itself around your waist,
since fabric can stretch more or even have less give
than a measuring tape.
You can also use a hook and bar closure to give more strength to the fastening point.
I made my bow to be approximately four inches wide after it was folded.