It was easy to find a tutorial for a tool belt for O as he will grow out of this one very quickly and I settled on this one from Mauby. I had some cut Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric which I used. Not too sure how 'boy' it is but I like it anyway.
Now J's belt was harder to find. I found a number that didn't seem to be quite right so in the end I decided to bite the bullet and design my own so here it is the Kids Tool Belt Tutorial.
This makes a tool belt that will fit an average 4 year old (although I am guessing alittle on that as I don't have an average 4 year old or even and unaverage one).
- 2 contrasting fabrics (known from here on a Fabric A and Fabric B)
- 1 set D rings
- Twill Tape or Ribbon
- Fray Stop
- Coordinating Thread
- Sewing Machine
- Fabric A (I used black) - 2 pieces 14 x (8 + width of twill tape) 9.5
- Fabric B (Spots) - 1 Piece 14 x 10
- Twill Tape - 1 piece 36 inches
- Twill Tape - 1 piece 4 inches (Hammer loop)
- Apply Fray Stop to the ends of both twill tape pieces.
- Fold Fabric B in half to measure 14 x 5, Iron and top stitch along fold
- Measure pockets and mark on right side of Fabric B. Mine measure 4.5, 4, 2.5, 3 from the left edge.
- Place Fabric B right side up on to Fabric A1 aligning bottom edge, Pin well
- Sew along marked pocket lines from bottom to top of Fabric B backstitching at the end.
- Take Fabric A2 and measure 3/4 inch from the top on the wrong side. Align the top of your long twill tape here ensuring 5in extend from the left hand side. Pin and Tack into place.
- Fold small twill piece in half and pin onto Fabric A1 just above the top of the pocket line (right hand side)
- Place Fabric A1 & A2 Right sides together (ensure ends of long twill tape are inside the sandwich)
- Sew around edge leaving a 2 in gap on top edge
- Trim corners
- Top Stitch top and bottom of twill tape through fabric
- Top Stitch (1/4 in) around all four sides
- Remove tacking from Twill tape
- Thread D Rings onto short end of belt and secure
Here is another one I made with thinner Twill Tape so the measurements for pieces cut from fabric A were 14 x 9
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I would love to see any that you make.
You can download the PDF from here
P.S Sorry about the spaceing something has gone funny and I can't seem to correct it.