the obi-style wrap belt
This pattern is for an adjustable obi-style belt with long, versatile ties that can be tied into a knot or bow to the front, back, or side. View A is reversible with contrasting lining and ties, and view B is self-lined with self-ties.
Visit my blog for a free tutorial on adding pretty fabric flowers to your obi belt (or anything), as seen in the last image: http://www.blog.hollandcox.com/2013/11/in-bloom-year-round/
This pattern is size medium and will fit a natural waist 29” to 34,” but includes instructions to easily adjust the belt to fit anyone. To adjust size, add or remove inches to the pattern along the center of the belt. Each tie is 40” long. To adjust length of ties, add or remove inches to the pattern along the non-fold end of the tie.
The obi belt is an easy and fun project for new and experienced sewers! It comes together very quickly, and is a great way to showcase beautiful fabrics in interesting combinations.
For view A, medium or heavyweight woven fabrics for the self and a lightweight woven for the lining and ties. For view B, lightweight to medium weight woven for all parts. Nearly anything can be used to make the decorative flowers!
Sewing patterns by Valerie Williams under the label Holland Cox, The Syndicate, or handmade classics are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License, and are for personal use only.