Corsets. They have become a staple in many women’s closets and let’s be honest they do come through when you need that tummy cinched. Today I am going to share how I made some cute corset belts that have me feeling like Kylie Jenner once in a while.
These are not to wear under your clothes to give the illusion of a flat tummy, but rather to wear over your clothes for the same purpose and for style. Of course, it’s all about style.
What You Need
Tape measure and chalk
Old denim pants
Eyelet machine (The Woman Shop)
Sewing kit/sewing machine (Jumia)
I bought everything else along River road.
What to Do
Turn the pants inside out, and use the tape measure and chalk to measure your desired length of the corset belt. I chose to work with 8 inches. You can also measure yourself to see what size you prefer.
Draw a curve on the pants from side to side. You can try to do it free hand like I did but unless you are really good at drawing, I’d advise you to use a circular object. Something like a plate works well.
Cut the sketched pieced out and use it on the other leg to create a similar piece. Sketch that out and cut it as well. You should have two identical pieces.
Cut along the hem and make it really neat because this will become the front part of the corset belt. Cut the other side that has the stitch but cut further away from the stitch to make sure you have enough sewing space. Do this to both pieces.
For the back, pick one of the pieces you had cut off and align it with the other two. Make sure they are neat and the sizes match up correctly. If you are using a different piece of fabric, use that piece to sketch out the design and size and cut that up.
Lay the two front/side pieces next to each other the way they will appear on the body. Arrange the eyelets along the edges and space them to make sure they fit. Use a colored pen to mark the denim. Use small scissors to make a small cut. Squeeze the eyelet in then use the back and the eyelet machine to seal it in place. Repeat until you are done with all of them.
Use pins to attach the 3 pieces together along the sewing line. You can choose to hand stitch, or using a sewing machine if you have one. If you don’t you can take it to your local tailor at this point and have them do it for you.
Add your string/thread/ribbon through the eyelets and your inner Kardashian will be rocking that corset belt like a pro.
I hope you try this because I just love how they turned out. They can turn a basic outfit into a killer one in seconds.