Obi Belt from Shirt Remnants

Print out the pattern obibeltpattern (Print at 100% A4)


  • Front 22” x 6”
  • Back 22” x 6”
  • Interfacing 22” x 6” (Medium weight)
  • Sewing thread
  • Embroidery thread (Optional)
  • Lace pieces (Optional)
  • Ribbon 1” wide by 36” x 2


  • For this Obi Belt I sewed together remnants of shirt materials left over from making the dresses, into one piece of material slightly bigger that the amount required for the front of the belt.
  • Iron all of the seams flat.
  • Cut out the pattern.
  • Lay the pattern on the fold of the material, pin and cut out.


  • Repeat on the interfacing.


  • Iron the interfacing onto the back of the Obi Belt.


  • Embellish the front of the belt to your requirements. I machine sewed on some small left over lace roses and hand embroidered a few lazy Daises stitches mixed with a random running stitch.


  • Cut out the back section to the belt, again on the fold.
  • Placing the Obi Belt right side to right side, machine sew along the length of the belt, top and bottom. Leaving open the end pieces.


  • Turn the belt right side out and iron flat.
  • Turn in the ends and insert the ribbon into each end, pin in place.


  • Machine sew around the circumference of the Obi Belt. Remove pins.


The belt is now ready to wear.


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  2. Comment by Abena

    Abena May 9, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Great belt and thanks for the pattern!

    • Comment by tina

      tina May 11, 2015 at 7:20 am

      Hi Abena, thank you 🙂

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