Ethnic Sash Cinch Belt DIY

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Yet another DIY from the New York Design Shop’s Create Couture DIY Blogger Challenge …who sent me & 9 other DIYers a box of goodies to get creative with and this is another one of mine.

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* 3″ wide ribbon or fabric {I used the Ethnic stripe sash in white/brown/gold} – would also work well with stretch material or wide elastic
* fashion buckle cinch nickel
* needle & thread

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* Measure waist & cut sash/ribbon accordingly, leaving about an inch & a half extra on each side

* Depending on what part of the design you want to be visible, fold in/under & stitch in place

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* Pull through the metal cincher clasp, fold over & stitch down, carefully hiding the stitches within

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* After completing one side, try it on around your waist & readjust if necessary, adding the opposing cincher clasp to the opposite side, repeating steps above. {you may also skip step one, stitching on one side then measuring after}

This is a really simple DIY however, you can make it more intricate depending on the fabric you choose and/or if you decide to line it and hide all your stitching. You can also wear the clasp in the back if you like, for a solid sash-like look in front.

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Have fun!

* CLICK HERE to see what the other DIY bloggers came up with …and CLICK HERE to vote for your faves 😉 …when you vote, you’re also entered to win one of the DIY projects featured.

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

21 Comments

  • FASHION SNAG

    August 3, 2010 |

    This is really pretty Maegan!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Schnelle Couture

    August 3, 2010 |

    pretty! how do you sign up for these challenges? they look like lots of fun!

    http://schnellecouture.blogspot.com/

  • More than Mode

    August 3, 2010 |

    You are sooo talented!!
    xoxo

    Marta

  • ••Raspberry Jam••

    August 3, 2010 |

    Thats beautiful!

    Like the DIY-belt!!

  • esdelope

    August 3, 2010 |

    Super cute! I’d love to give this a shot, but using a nautical ribbon!

    Becca

  • Di Brito

    August 3, 2010 |

    I voted, I love your DIY projects. What is so great about your projects is that they don’t look home made. Go girl!

  • bananas.

    August 3, 2010 |

    you’re so damn good!!!!

    i would’ve looked at that box of stuff and went “eh?”

  • anhesty

    August 3, 2010 |

    you totally rock! i voted for your fringe necklace!

  • Trudy Callan

    August 3, 2010 |
  • Katie

    August 3, 2010 |

    That turned out great!

  • Down and Out Chic

    August 3, 2010 |

    oh lovely! this would looks fantastic over a dress. good job 🙂

  • Kris

    August 3, 2010 |

    Great piece!

  • Francesca

    August 4, 2010 |

    amazing belt- ur so inventive!

    xoxo
    F

    lekisskiss.blogspot.com <-- Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  • Naughty Baubles

    August 4, 2010 |
  • Iva

    August 4, 2010 |

    I suppose anything I say will not be as fab as anon? 😉

    I think your belt is ridiculously awesome!!!!! Hope you are feeling better!!! I’ve been sick too with three trips to the ER! bleh!! xoxox lady!!

  • Heather

    August 4, 2010 |

    You always have the best diy’s. Thank you.
    http://behindthelashes.com

  • 6roove

    August 4, 2010 |

    that’s great! I just need some original belt, must go to some haberdasher 😉

    kisses!
    Watching the waves

  • Just Cake girl

    August 5, 2010 |

    this looks amazing, I’ll have to try it! 😉

  • Kristen

    August 10, 2010 |

    Maegan, you are so creative!!! i love it 🙂

    i recently made your feather skirts for a bachlorette party, the bride to be was ecstatic and the attendants where WOW’ed. Sorry for biting, but thank you for posting and sharing with your internet fans 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • [email protected]

    August 10, 2010 |

    You’re so awesome Maegan! I can’t wait to make a bunch of these! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

  • BEAUTIFULLY INVISIBLE

    August 10, 2010 |

    Adore this. I am in awe of people who can come up with DIY’s like this.