DIY: Two Upcycled Belt Bracelets

by Beth Huntington ; Updated October 17, 2017

Belts seem to be a dime a dozen at most thrift shops. Of course, you can pick up a few to spruce up an outfit and wear as it was intended or, you can easily change that belt into some fun jewelry. For this project, all you need is a thrifted braided belt with a good buckle, a pair of sharp scissors and a sewing machine.

First, wrap the belt around your wrist to get a measurement. I wrapped my around three times and left some room to buckle. Mark the cut line with chalk or a washable marker. Then, sew back and forth across this line a few times to hold the braid in place.

Cut with a sharp pair of scissors.

Wrap around your wrist and buckle for a cute new bracelet.

If you’re lucky and have enough of the belt left over for another bracelet, you can string a few beads for a completely different look.

Sew along both ends leaving a couple of inches to unwrap the braid so you can tie them together and get ready for your very own arm party.

About the Author

Beth Huntington is founder and designer of “The Renegade Seamstress”, a blog known for its simple, stylish and straightforward photo refashion tutorials. She wants to inspire even the most inexperienced sewists to try this environmentally friendly and economical way to transform thrift store finds into fashionable pieces of clothing that can be worn anywhere.