Sunday, September 4, 2011

DIY: braided belt!

Posted by germz at 12:13 AM
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Vintage look and stuffs have been dominating in the fashion world nowadays. And for every piece you have, there will always be that signature braided belt right? Like these?

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These could complete your high-waist bottoms, scallop shorts, vintage dress or that huge body tunic. But you don't wanna look like a second rate copy cat following the girls out there. So, I got something for you. To have that personal touch, let's have a DIY session. Aren't you excited?

Well, I actually come up with DIYs stuffs during "cant-afford-pieces" times which just only proves that you have no excuse of owning that "cant-afford-piece" when you can actually make one for your own. From a 150php belt it, make one for only 53php.

Now here's what you need"

1. A 6-inches long cord (preferably the thickest). It's similar with the ones used for kidada wraps but just thicker. The cord cost 8.75php (I think.) per meter so multiply it by 6.
2. A buckle costing for 2php only. (I used the one that has no closure. I am not actually familiar with the term.)
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3. A pair of Scissors
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4. A transpartent tape (I used plaster instead because I can't find one...tsk)

Now, let's start:

1. First, you need to equally divide your cord into 3. Cut it so to have 3 equal length cords.
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2. Then, tie it into your buckle. (Just like how you tie your cord into your id.)
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3. After the 3 cords tied up on the buckle, start braiding. (I bet you need no instructions in this part.)
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4. Tape the ends, then with a transparent tape. (I apologize for the untidy looking plaster.)
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Viola, you're all done. The result would be a high waist belt for the slims like me with the 6-inch-long cord used in this session. But if you prefer longer, you can go for 9-inch-long. Just remember the rule: the length should be divisible by three because you need to divide it equally by three.


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