Lay your fabric colors out individually. Mine is very hard to see, my apologies.
Cut yourself a strip about this big, this will be fashioned into the belt. Repeat with all three colors.
You should end up with three strips.
Tie them together. Leave some length at the end, it will make a cute embellishment when you're done.
Use something to hold the end that you just tied down.
Begin to braid.
When you're close to finishing wrap it around your waist to make sure it's long enough. Then tie the other end, leaving some length.
Next your going to start cutting your strips for the skirt. You want your first cut to be twice the length that you want the skirt to be.
If you already have strips cut you can use them as a ruler for length. (This will be helpful after your first color.)
You should end up with something like this.
Now turn it sideways like so. Again hard to see, sorry.
Fold like so.
And cut down the middle.
You'll end up with two strips like this from the lose edge....
The rest will look like this.
And cut up the middle.
You'll end up with a bunch of individual strips when you're done. (It really doesn't take that long because the look of your cut is not important.)
Next grab the belt you made earlier and grab the end that is more tightly braided.
Start with your second color in, thus picking a top and bottom.
Loop strip through. Color is your choice. And tie.
Continue around, alternating colors.
This part takes awhile. But just keep trucking!!!
When finished leave one loop. I ended up with extra strips but if you notice you're running out I would suggest saving one as a ruler so you can cut more.
To put it on just tie the ends of the braided belt together.
Take the end that's sticking out.....
And shove it under.
Super cute project fun for any occasion.
- Fabric shears
- Tulle (amount depends on what your looking for)