I hate bulky belts.
You know, cute belts with chunky buckles that make your shirt stick out?
Like I need to add anything to my waist, thank you very much.
I found these two sparkly elastic interlocking belts in Kohl's clearance and instantly fell flat in love. No bulky buckle. I didn't know they even made these belts anymore.
Back in elementary school like a hundred years ago?
Rainbow interlocking belts were all the rage. Sigh.♥
(Love that this little etsy shop is bringin' it back for the kids!)
They've even got interlocking belt closures at Bloomingdale's. I'm not totally off the fashion deep end.
Anywho, where was I?
The only trick to these clearance rack belts? They were a little too small for me. But for $1.99 each? I'd make them fit me. (and I don't mean by squeezing myself into a major muffin top)
Out with the seam ripper.
Luckily the back seam was really accessible, so I just ripped a spot open.
Ooh - Sparkly Pink inside! Who knew?
Snip the elastic belt in half
Cut a piece of elastic (same width is best), long enough to extend the belt to your liking and sew it together.
I like to sew zig zags back and forth across to secure the elastic, but that's just me.
Feed the newly lengthened piece of belt elastic back in the belt casing.
Hand stitch it closed. Believe me, I checked to see if I could to squoosh it under the presser foot just right, but no go. Out with the needle and thread.
See how nice and flat it lays??!! Just what I wanted. Pssst - that's my new painted Key Tee that I'll be sharing with you Monday.
And now I have an easy comfort belt. No bulk. Just. Like. That.
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