EZ Braided Belt

1/4" pleats spaced 1/2" apart
Optional label inside - Attach it by sewing or fabric glue. Finished purse measures 7" x 7".
 

Here’s a project so simple it needs little explanation. Just follow the photos for braiding the six strands of cord and you’ll have this cool belt in only a few minutes. You’ll need 3 cords that measure 2 1/2 times your waist size, one in silver, one in teal, one in green. You can find interesting cord in the trim section at fabric shops and at home decor stores.

Directions

step 1 - Fold the cords in half. 

step 1 - Fold the cords in half. 

step 2 - Use pliers to attach a jump ring and clasp to the folds. 

step 2 - Use pliers to attach a jump ring and clasp to the folds. 

step 3 - Anchor the end to a work surface to hold cords in place while you braid.

step 3 - Anchor the end to a work surface to hold cords in place while you braid.

step 4 - Braid holding two cords of the same color.

step 4 - Braid holding two cords of the same color.

step 5 - After braiding, attach tape to all ends to control fraying.

step 5 - After braiding, attach tape to all ends to control fraying.

step 6 - Group the ends together temporarily with string.

step 6 - Group the ends together temporarily with string.

step 7 - Cut all taped ends to 1/4”.

step 7 - Cut all taped ends to 1/4”.

step 8 - Group the ends with another piece of tape.  Trim tape to 1/4 inch. 

step 8 - Group the ends with another piece of tape.  Trim tape to 1/4 inch. 

step 9 - Squirt a glob of glue into the bracelet end cap.

step 9 - Squirt a glob of glue into the bracelet end cap.

step 10 - Stuff the grouped ends into the cap.

step 10 - Stuff the grouped ends into the cap.

step 11 - Attach the toggle clasp to the end cap with a jump ring.

step 11 - Attach the toggle clasp to the end cap with a jump ring.

 

Supplies

At Fabric or Craft Shop

  • 3 cords that measure 2 1/2 times your waist measurement
  • 3 jump rings
  • large toggle clasp
  • string
  • scotch tape
  • Dazzle-Tac
  • Flat nose pliers

Halstead Bead

  • 2 silver 10mm end caps

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