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!

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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, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

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