sewing pattern - reversible obi belt (PDF for immediate download)


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This is a PDF SEWING PATTERN that is available for immediate download, NOT a finished product! You will be able to download the pattern from your Etsy receipt after payment is completed. The PDF is 8 pages long, and includes step-by-step directions with pictures, preparation & construction tips, plus the pattern itself.

the obi 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 third 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!

materials needed
- 1/2 yard fabric
- 1/4 yard lightweight, woven, fusible interfacing (I like Pellon SF 101)
- basic sewing supplies

2 yards 10 gifts
The reversible obi belt is one of ten sewing patterns from my "2 yards 10 gifts" e-book published in 2013. Pick up all ten of the patterns here:

Never hesitate to contact me with any questions about any pattern you purchase from me! Reach me via Etsy convo or through my contact form here:

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.

Average review
Beautifully done! Thank you for the time you put into making this a winner.
Aug 11, 2017 by madaboutbooks1
Jan 30, 2017 by Jennifer Berry
The cutest belt ever. Thanks.
Jan 12, 2017 by J Kinney
Nov 3, 2016 by germanacuccu
This is now my favorite belt pattern!
Sep 2, 2016 by Onyxaegis

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