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Be Strapping: Printed Belting for DIY Bags, Belts, Totes & Straps

July 3, 2019

What a great way to celebrate the original that you are.

One of a kind is right. When it’s handmade, why not shout about it? Now when you invest the time and creativity to make your own totes, bags and belts, you can finish off your project with belting that says so. Four new styles of Dritz printed belting/strapping are ready for you and your original DIY pieces.

Be Strapping: Printed Belting for DIY Bags, Belts, Totes & Straps


Be Strapping: Printed Belting for DIY Bags, Belts, Totes & Straps

First, the details. The belting is 1-1/2″ wide by 2 yards long and is made out of a super soft polyester. There are four different words or sayings: original, one of a kind, maker (script on gray ground), maker (non-script on tan ground). Each font is a bit different, and is printed on a neutral ground that is really fashionable.

Be Strapping: Printed Belting for DIY Bags, Belts, Totes & Straps

This belting pairs perfectly with Dritz 1-1/2″ hardware, such as swivel hooks, D-rings, rectangle rings, and adjustable slide buckles. With these components you can make all kinds of straps for totes and belts.

Be Strapping: Printed Belting for DIY Bags, Belts, Totes & Straps

Check out this bag. We used the belting to make an adjustable strap, and a sew-on tag to reinforce the “maker” message. Double-cap rivets were used to make the tabs attaching the D-ring and swivel hook closure on the front of this bag.

Be Strapping: Printed Belting for DIY Bags, Belts, Totes & Straps

Fobs are fun, and this belting is yet another material to consider when making some! Just remember that when choosing your hardware, you need pieces that work with the 1-1/2″ width of the belting (Dritz hardware comes in a variety of sizes – so check the packaging when choosing rings and swivel hooks).

Be Strapping: Printed Belting for DIY Bags, Belts, Totes & Straps

This card wallet is a bit cooler when you know it’s a true “original.” Remember that you can sew the belting onto accessories or clothing and use it purely as a detail.

Be Strapping: Colorful Belting for DIY Bags, Belts, Totes & Straps

Ready to get strapping? Check out all of our belting projects and belting products – whether you’re looking for easy beginner projects, or more challenging sewing, we’ve got ideas for you!

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Happy summer sewing!