reversible obi style wrap belt - sewing pattern

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:

finished dimensions

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.

skill level

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.

suggested fabrics

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.


  • 8 page PDF
  • step-by-step instructions with photographs
  • US imperial measurements
  • suitable for beginners
  • suitable for women and girls

Materials you need at home:

  • 1/2 yard fabric (medium to heavyweight like denim or canvas for the belt, lighter weight fabric for the ties)
  • 1/4 yard lightweight, woven, fusible interfacing (I like Pellon SF 101)
  • basic sewing supplies (including thread, pins, scissors, iron and ironing surface, sewing machine)
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Valerie Williams

I'm a sewer and crafter who has been making handbags and accessories under the label Holland Cox since 2004, and blogging about sewing and crafting for nearly as long! I love making things, and teaching others how to make!

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