Saturday, March 17, 2012

DIY Obi Belt Tutorial

Hello! i hope you guys are having  great weekend! I wanted to share a tutorial on how I made my obi belt so below you will find a printable pattern on 8.5" x 11 paper that you can tape together (will take you less then 5 minutes) and a printable instruction page. I have recently had new followers who have shared in an interest in sewing so I put together a 6 min video to help those new to sewing understand some of the things written on the instruction page.

I hope you like the tut :) and remember if you have any questions feel free to email me.

Download Pattern Here

Instruction Page
How-To Video


xoxo,
mimi g.

34 comments:

  1. Hi Mimi! You're so sweet! You have spent your time, doing the pattern and the tutorial of the Obi Belt!
    Thank you so much! Kisses from Portugal! Helena Alves (Lisboa)

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  2. I've wanted to make an Obi Belt for a while but couldn't find a good tutorial. I was going to just wing it but now I don't have to. Thanks for putting this together. I'll let you know how it turns out after I make it. (^_^)

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  3. Thank you so much for this tutorial :). This made my day.

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  4. Thank you for this tutorial.
    Love your blog and the way you are.

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  5. Wow, you are amazing and such an inspiration! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your obi belt design.

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing. I love your style and your blog. I have copied a few of ur looks. Thanks much. I'm a beginner sewer. I'm going to try this belt. Please keep this great blog going.

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  8. Big Thanks Mimi! You are so awesome...

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  9. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this

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  10. Thanks for this vid. I am new to sewing and I plan on trying this in teal for spring!

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  11. Hey there Mimi! Thanks so much for this vid, I wanted to ask, what fabric is your red belt?
    Would vinyl work?

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  12. MiMi you are "sew" talented Thanks so much for sharing you beautiful ideas with us.

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  13. I saw something like this in a catalog, but it was super expensive! Just googled and found your tutorial. Looks awesome, I can't wait to make this belt for myself!

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  14. I just happened to stumble across this on a day of creating:) I am rummaging through my fabrics to get on one right now! Thank you for your easy peasy vid!!

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  15. Hi, is there anyway to be able to wear it with out tying it, almost like a cumberbund or sash? I want it as plain as possible in the front and no obvious ties in the back.

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  16. How many yards of fabric do you need?

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  17. thank you so much mimi for the useful tutorial,i featured you on my blog and here is my Obi belt :) 1.bp.blogspot.com/-sg7ygm4Y6Gk/UM2OkMSd8DI/AAAAAAAAAKI/PYXgCDhHFTo/s1600/IMG_4670.JPG
    thanks again ,hugs and kisses.

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  18. This is soooo cool. Will be adding this project to my list

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  19. Hi love this tutorial. Up to what size will this belt fit?

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing your Obi belt pattern.

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  21. you make it look so simple! okay, I'm going to get this done. thank you for sharing!

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  22. You are awesome!! Making this tomorrow!!

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  23. I made this today using this tutorial,you did an excellent job and made it so easy! Thank you so much!

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  24. Erica Otero-VargasAugust 30, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Thank you so much for the tutorial. Can't wait to make several in different colors. What kind of fabric are you using for this? I assume regular fabric will not cut it as it's too flimsy. Thanks for your help!

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  25. I'm so excited to make this like right now! Mimi, you and a friend inspired me to sew. I've even signed myself and my daughter up for a class. Thank you for sharing your talent and skill. May God continue to bless you.

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  26. OMG! I will be doing this in every color! Thanks!
    What kind of fabric is that?

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  27. Hey Mimi! I just stumbled upon your tutorial on youtube and I really like how easy you've made this. I want to make a satin obi to wear with a dress the seamstress didn't get just right (it's not so big I'd want to alter, but it is loose on my waist and being a silver chiffon, this makes me look akin to a baby elephant...). Do you think I could use the same pattern but make it double sided plus use a "hardening fabric" (I'm Finnish, I have no idea what you call it, but I mean that sticky stuff you can iron on any fabric to make it sturdier) in the centre part?

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  28. can you tell what type of fabric and how much fabric is needed. thanks

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    1. I can't open the Obi Belt is there another way to get pattern. I'm new to sewing and would love to try this. Thanks.

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    2. Please let me know if there is another way to obtain the pattern, I'm unable to open it. Thank you.

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  30. Thank you very much for sharing this Tutorial !! I made the Obi belt and I am absolutely loving it. It looks absolutely stunning!!

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  31. Can't wait to make it! Can anyone share how much fabric is needed? Please and Thank you!

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xoxo
mimi g.