DIY Corset Belt

 

A DIY which takes minimal effort for maximum results

As you know I'm fond of a DIY. Last week I decided to create a corset belt but with as little work as possible. It's very, very simple but the results make it look like you've spent hours creating it.

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I chose felt for my belt material because it requires no stitching. You can get various weights but I've gone with a fairly heavy felt so it's nice and stiff.

You need to cut the shape of your corset. It's basically a rectangle with two curves. I want mine to sit at my waist going down towards my hips, so the small curve is roughly my waist size and the larger curve roughly my hip size.

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Next you are going to mark along each edge where you want your eyelets to go. I used huge screw back handbag eyelets because they don't require a riveting or eyelet tool. Just draw around the inside of the eyelet to get the rough size.

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Once you're happy with the placement of the eyelets, start cutting out the holes for them. This is a little bit tricky and you might need to start with a small hole and just make wider incrementally until it's right for the eyelet. Best to start too small than too wide.

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Once you've cut all the holes, attach your eyelets to each edge of the belt.

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And finally just bring each side together and chose what you'd like to lace up your corset belt with! I found an off-white skinny scarf lying around which was perfect, however wide ribbon works just as well.

It's a super simple DIY but gives really beautiful results. It takes a little bit of practice getting the curve nice and neat but everything else is really easy. I look forward to showing you this styled up soon.

Hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial!