DIY : 6 Easy Steps to Make Your Own Tool Belt from Old Dress

Toolbelt has plenty of utility. It can be used to carry all the necessary tools in one belt. The tool belt can be worn around the waist. It is available in different waist size. You have to be careful when buying it online. You can also adjust the belt according to your convenience. Different sizes of simple tool belt are available. It comes with several pockets so that you can carry different size tools in it. Further, the tool belt comes with a zip system. With the help of the zip system, it becomes easy to keep the items in the bag and it does not come out when the bag is kept on the floor with all items in it. Read on to know more about how the tool belt is prepared.make your own tool belts

For making the tool belt, it is important to choose the right quality of material with which you wish to make the tool belt. It should be a convenient and easily accessible one. Besides thinking about the look of the tool, you have to be careful about how much weight it will be able to carry. Putting all tools together in the tool belt, it should be uncomfortable to carry the tool belt. Buy women’s pink tool belt here.

Materials required for making a DIY Beginner tool belt

  • 1 yard of Dogwood Denim which is properly washed and dried
  • 1 yard of 2.5 in wide webbing
  • 5 in buckle
  • Rotary blade or fabric scissors
  • Coordinating thread
  • Measuring tape
  • Denim needle
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Tailor’s chalk or fabric marker

Pieces of cloth required from fabric for a tool belt

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Step 1: Cutting
  • 4 main tool belt pieces of measurement10 x 10 inches
  • 2 large pocket pieces of 10 x 8.5 inches
  • 2 small pocket pieces of 7 x 7 inches
  • 2 divided pocket pieces of 5 x 7 inches
  • 2 center tool belt pieces of 5.5 x 5.5 inches
  • 1 center pocket piece of 6 x 4 inches
  • 1 hammer strap piece of 7 x 3 inches

Making the parts of the main tool belt

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Step 2: Hem
    • You have to pin the sets of 10×10 inches of cloth together with their right sides facing each other. Make sure that you get the desired design of the tool belt.
    • On the clothes, you have to sew along its edges with ¼ inch space. You should leave the top portion of the cloth.
  • Then you have to clip the corners of the cloth and turn the cloth towards its right side.
  • Now, press the edge of the cloth and sew the cloth properly.
  • On the other set of cloth, make a 3 inch opening by leaving 2-inch space from the top.
  • Then you have to sew the edges and repeat the steps the same as before. In this way, you can make the hammer strap strong. More DIY tool belts here.

How to create and fix the hammer strap?

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Step 3: Front Pocket
  • First, you have to take the hammer strap and fold it with its right sides facing.
  • Then sew with ¼ inch seam and leave a short end open. Then the right side of the cloth out.
  • Roll the hammer strap so that the seam falls in the center.
  • Then fold the fabric such that the sew falls on the inner part.
  • Now slide short edges towards the opening of the belt with a ½ inch on the outer part. Then pin it and sew the opening. In this way, the stitch will not be visible anymore.

How to Assemble tool belt Pieces?

  • Take large pocket pieces and fold it up to ½ inches with the right sides touching.
  • Now, you have to stitch in place in order to create the pocket.
  • Repeat this same process with the smaller pockets along with the divided type of pockets of 5×7 inches of measurement.
  • Now, you have to repeat the same step with the other pocket sizes. Stitch the inner edge of the pocket according to the requirement.
  • After this, you have to pin the large pocket parts with the main tool belt pieces and fix it properly. In a similar manner, you have to fix other pockets on the main tool belt body.

How to assemble the center pocket?

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    Step 4: Side Pockets and Back

    You have to place both the center tool belt together with its right sides. Again, stitch with ¼ inch allowance.

  • Clip the corners well and turn it to the right side.
  • Again, you have to fold ½ inch on the top portion of the pocket and sew it in the proper place.
  • Similarly, you have to fold each of the sides and bottom of the pocket up to ½ inches.

Preparing the belt

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Step 5: Hem
  • Cut the belt cloth according to the waist size and keep an additional 6-inch measurement for proper adjustment.
  • Now, you have to stitch near about 2 ½ inches on one end through the buckle of the belt.
  • Then, fold ½ inch and stitch the part under the buckle property to provide proper grip to the belt.

Attach tool belt parts 

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Step 6: Tool Belt

Measure the pockets well and mark them before final sewing. Put them in the right manner so that you do not face any difficulty in carrying the tools. Put the pockets on both sides of the belt to balance the weight of the tools properly. Place the hammer strap on the outer edge of the belt. Sew across the parts and stitch well. If needed add second stitching for better stability. Now, that all pockets are fixed in the right place, the tool belt is perfectly done.

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