How to Make A Fringed Cowgirl Belt

How to Make A Fringed Cowgirl Belt

Did you spot the Fringed Cowgirl Belt in our Stardust Saloon lookbook? Eden our resident stylist is here to show you how to make your very own!

You will need:

  • An old belt that you want to up-cycle
  • 0.5-1 metre of fabric depending on your desired tassel length. It’s best to opt for a fabric that is pretty on both sides, as your tassels can’t be tamed! 
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun (I’m no seamstress, just a girl who loves crafting and a glue gun)
  • Fabric scissors or a rotary cutter
  • Sheriff’s badge (sourced from your local $2 shop)
  • Gems, trims and beads, whatever you want to bedazzle with! 

Step 1

Cut a strip of fabric that will cover your belt. In this example, I’ve left the ends of my belt bare so that it can be buckled up easily at the back.

Step 2

Start by gluing the front of your belt down onto the fabric. Make sure you get a good spread of glue so that the fabric doesn’t bubble.

Step 3

Next, glue along your belt and flip the fabric up onto the belt.

Step 4

Then the other side! I’m pretty messy on the inside. But what they don’t know won’t hurt them.

Step 5

Once you have your belt base down, it’s time to make a tassel! Cut strips of tassel approximately 1cm wide. Be sure to leave a 2cm gap at the top of your fabric.

I’m using fabric scissors here, but if you have a rotary cutter, that would work wonders.

Step 6

Glue the tassel pretty-side-down onto the back of your belt. Your tassels shouldn’t go all the way to end of the belt as you’ll need to leave some room to buckle up.

Step 7

Now it’s time to bedazzle! Here’s your opportunity to make it your own. I added a Sheriff’s badge, some gems, little stars and a beaded trim to my belt.   

Step 8

Allow your belt to dry and buckle it on up. This type of styling piece requires a lot of swishing, so make sure to twirl around all day long!

Feeling inspired? When you make your very own Cowgirl Belt, don’t forget to take pics, and tag us so we can share the love! 

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