{How To} Simple Fabric Belt

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With school back in session, my girls are always wearing jeans.  So, I thought it would be fun to reclaim a few D rings and make a fabric belt!

Simple Fabric Belt -The Sewing Loft


This project is for all levels.

Skill Level- 1 Button


  • fabric
  • 2 D rings
  • interlining  *depending on the weight of your fabric

Basic Instructions:

  1. Measure your waist and add 12″.  This will include all seam allowance and extra for the tail.  (Waist + 12″ = X)
  2. Measure the inside of your D ring.  Minus 1/8″ – this will be your finished belt width.  (Inside ring – 1/8″ x 2 + 1″ = Y)
  3. Cut fabric X” by Y”.  If your fabric is light weight, cut the same size piece of interlining.
  4. Fold under 1/2″ seam allowance each side and press. Fold in half and stitch along each side.  Have fun here and get creative.  Think about using a decorative stitching, embroidery thread or even adding a layer of ribbon.
  5. To clean finish the tail end, double fold and press. Stitch in place.
  6. At the loop end, fold & press 1/4″ seam allowance; stitch in place.  Slip 2 D rings through; fold back and stitch in place. Be sure to back-stitch here for stability.

Simple Fabric Belt How To- The Sewing Loft

 Grab your favorite jeans, toss on a tee and you are all set!

**Looking for a no sew option- no problem! Just just some double sided fusible in place of stitching.  
ps- if you are wondering where I reclaimed the D rings from – they are from an old apron used to make this tote bag.


  1. This is a great project for the beginner. No doubt your girls are using up all of your fabric scraps to make dozens of great D ring belts.

  2. Karen Schulz says

    I think I will have to make a couple of these. thanks for the really clear instruction.

  3. Hi Heather. Well I guess I am on the right blog at the right time. The youtube video did help me out. The video clip just made the job easy. 🙂