Recycle Your Old Tee into a Braided Belt

Turn Your Tee into a Braided Belt

Turn Your Tee into a Braided Belt

We’ve done several posts on the latest summer fashion trends. We’ve also pointed out in many posts how you can complement your look just by adding the right accessories.

So today we’d like to take it a step further by showing you a fashion accessory that seems to be making a great comeback this summer-the braided belt.   Additionally, we’ll also be referring to two different blog posts that show you how you can make your own braided belt out of old t-shirts.

No Sew Braided T-Shirt Belt

No-Sew Braided Belt

No-Sew Braided Belt. Image by This Old Dress

The first variation of this t-shirt craft is a no-sew version. In this DIY braided belt tutorial Connie, the blogger behind This Old Dress, walks us through the project in seven steps. One of our favorite things about this project is that you only need two things, a pair of scissors and an old t-shirt.

How quickly you’re able to complete your belt will depend upon your braiding skills. However, judging from the post, you could probably complete this project in under thirty minutes. Since this braided belt has no buckles,it has more of a rustic look.

Braided Belt with D – Rings (Requires Sewing)

Braided Belt Tutorial by Delia Creates.

Braided Belt Tutorial by Delia Creates. Image by Delia Creates

Some might prefer something a little bit more conventional. i.e. a belt that you can fasten with a d-ring buckle. If this is you, then you’ll love the project that Delia from Delia Creates, walks us through in her braided belt post. In it, she shows us how to make a fashionable braided belt using an old t-shirt, scissors, a sewing machine and two d-rings.

The nice thing about having the d-ring buckle is that not only does it allow a wide degree of adjustability, but having the buckle also means that you won’t need to worry about your belt becoming loose throughout the day.

We hope that you enjoyed this post and if you decide to try one of these projects out, please feel free to share your pictures on our fan page.

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