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 Budget Girth Belt

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Budget Girth Belt
« on: Oct 30, 2018, 01:12 AM »
I'm in a massive rush to get my kit finished, or at least moderately decent looking, by wednesday.  I wanted to have it ready for comicon this past weekend but there was just no way.

So, In my mad dash to get all the final bits of the kit together and done, I came up with this budget girth belt.  It's one of the last pieces I needed to get finished (still have to do a neck seal), and while I wanted to go with the burlap and clothesline method I see posted here quite often I didnt have the materials or anything available, nor the time to figure out how to do it and correct any mistakes.  I did, however, have some stuff on hand that I bought last weekend at goodwill: Two pillow cases and a curtain, totaling about 3 or 4 dollars.  I bought these purely because they were a similar color to the clothing i'm using as a flight suit, and 1$ a piece for material I can use for a variety of projects is a pretty good deal.

So both pillow cases had the embroidered line-pattern on them at the top end, I cut those off and glued them together to make a thicker/taller belt.  The curtain had the loops at the top for the curtain rod, which I turned upside down and folded the rest of the fabric underneath to cover the rough cut edge of the pillowcases.  Also used a bit more of the curtain material on each side to extend it by about 4" total in length (as the pillowcase material and curtain width wasnt enough to close around me, was just a little shy on circumference).  Used a lot of superglue and 3M fabric adhesive to hold everything together, and two strips of industrial 2" velcro on each end to close it together.

The curtain loops going around (6 in total) will fit about a 2-3" wide leather belt, which will be used to affix my ammo pouches/boxes and part of the holster straps for my blaster.  All in all, I thought this came out relatively good for about a 5$ piece.


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