Fresh notebooks, long pencils with sharpened tips, uncreased shoes on polished floors–I love the possibility implied by the start of a school year.
And what evokes school in its pressed, preppy essence more than the ribbon belt?
I made these for myself, and was surprised when the white-and-blue belt was nabbed by my teenage son. So, make enough for everyone!
grosgrain ribbon (your waist measurement plus about 10 inches)
webbing (to match and back your ribbon)
thread to match
Step one: Pin the ribbon to the webbing, making sure to fold 6-8″ of ribbon over the back of the belt. (This bit will be visible when the belt is looped through the D-ring.)
Step two: Sew in place.
Step three: At the other end of your belt, add the D-ring and fold over once. (The webbing was too thick for me to fold over twice).
Step three: Sew the D-ring in place. And . . . wear!