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Easy Girth Belt Tutorial / WIP
« on: Apr 21, 2013, 03:46 AM »
 :) Hello, Here is an easy way I found to make a girth belt.

All the items were purchased Wal-Mart that has a sewing section.  ;)

Supplies needed:
Clothesline Rope, Cotton takes dye the best. - Utility and Tools section - 4$
Burlap Jute - sewing/craft section - 63 cents a yard, 4 yards purchased, needed 3 - 2.52$
Hot glue gun and glue sticks - sewing/craft section - had this but if not - 4$
Overall buckles set - sewing/craft section - 1.25$
Plain white Elastic - sewing/craft section - 1$
Dye - Laundry Detergent section - 2.50$ (Lots of colors available USUALLY)
*Duct Tape

$15.00 or less and you can say you made it, Its Easy  :)

This method could be applied with any buckles(old belts), burlap(produce/potato sacks), cotton rope(the junk drawer) and dye(that dye you bought 3 months ago to darken some old pants) ... Just some hot glue and Voila  ;)


Step 1 - Wrap clothes line around something a tad bigger than you. After you Wrap, slide a piece of Duct Tape behind and wrap top to bottom to secure the rope for step 2.


Step 2- I hot glued Burlap strips on to stabilize  and hold together.


Step 3 - I have pulled off chair back and added more duck tape wrap where I will cut it open.


Step 4  - Burlap Jute Hot Glued on the ends and a piece is added to the interior for more stability.




Step 5 - Both ends with Jute added, Hand sewn in elastic with Overall Buckles added.


Step 6 - Dyed once with Rit Dye, Dark Brown. I use the washing machine on small load to dye and then run shop towel load to clear it out. I will probaly dye it some more. The Dryer on low heat dryed it well and did not mess up the hot glue. The glue bonds well with clothesline rope and burlap jute.




Hope this may help some, enjoy  :)
« Last Edit: Jan 27, 2015, 07:52 AM by Deimos Ordo »

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Re: Easy Girth Belt Tutorial / WIP
« Reply #1 on: Apr 28, 2013, 10:49 AM »
Oh, I love simple girth belts, especially since I'm looking to make one. Thanks for the walkthrough, vod! :D
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Re: Easy Girth Belt Tutorial / WIP
« Reply #2 on: Apr 28, 2013, 07:09 PM »
This is great!

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Re: Easy Girth Belt Tutorial / WIP
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 09:25 PM »
I've been looking for a way to close mine.  Those overall buckles would work great!

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Re: Easy Girth Belt Tutorial / WIP
« Reply #4 on: Dec 28, 2013, 05:57 AM »
I know that this topic hasn't been responded too in a while, but I am curious as to how this belt is holding up over time.

Have you had any difficulties with the hot glue coming undone?

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Re: Easy Girth Belt Tutorial / WIP
« Reply #5 on: Dec 28, 2013, 01:37 PM »
I know that this topic hasn't been responded too in a while, but I am curious as to how this belt is holding up over time.

Have you had any difficulties with the hot glue coming undone?

The hot glue, in my opinion is probably the weakest part of the tutorial.  I hand-stitched everything on mine to make sure it stayed together.  It's time consuming, but it's a more permanent solution.  And stitching can always be reinforced with hot glue...

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Re: Easy Girth Belt Tutorial / WIP
« Reply #6 on: Dec 31, 2013, 02:08 AM »
Thank you for the response!

I'm not a fan of using hot glue myself, especially on moving parts. There just isn't enough bonding strength, and the melt temp of hot glue is too low for Texas weather!

However, I will agree that for a first pass, hold it together while you stitch it together, it's a decent idea.

I'm digging the build sir, I will certainly use your ideas when I get mine together.

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Re: Easy Girth Belt Tutorial / WIP
« Reply #7 on: Jul 03, 2014, 03:17 PM »
Bookmarked, swapping out the hot glue for Liquid Stitch glue.  Will also be sewing things in place.
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Re: Easy Girth Belt Tutorial / WIP
« Reply #8 on: Nov 25, 2014, 03:48 PM »
Awesome tutorial:D Thanks, will try it.

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Re: Easy Girth Belt Tutorial / WIP
« Reply #9 on: Nov 25, 2014, 04:14 PM »
Brilliant!


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Re: Easy Girth Belt Tutorial / WIP
« Reply #10 on: Feb 20, 2015, 09:00 PM »
Step #1... what do you define as 'a tad bigger' than our waist?
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Re: Easy Girth Belt Tutorial / WIP
« Reply #11 on: Mar 30, 2015, 08:47 AM »
 This is a great idea, thanks!

Re: Easy Girth Belt Tutorial / WIP
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2015, 01:46 PM »
Shouldn't the rope be dyed before doing all the steps?

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Re: Easy Girth Belt Tutorial / WIP
« Reply #13 on: Jun 27, 2015, 08:19 PM »
I'm using this method. I measured my waist, then cut a 1x6 board 1/2 of the measurement.
I then wrapped the rope around the board and followed the instructions. Seems to be working so far. I used hot glue and will be reinforcing everything with stitching.





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Re: Easy Girth Belt Tutorial / WIP
« Reply #14 on: Dec 02, 2015, 10:33 AM »
I'm about to start making my girth belt using this method, would swapping hot glue for E6000 be a better idea for overall strength and flexibility?

 


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