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Kristina wanted a belt bag and I wanted to make one. How was the question. So looking in our stash I came across this cute toddler skirt made of blue jean patches. So cute! Should be pretty roomy and the small waist would make a good size to hook to an adults belt and best of all it already has belt loops!

I sewed the bottom of the skirt with a nice tight straight stitch and then again with a decorative stitch (I like those, my Singer does like 15 different ones). I probably should have lined it but was having so much fun I didn't think about it!

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I wanted to add a pocket to the front and chose a 'patchy' pink on pink scrap we had. I folded over the top and added a piece of elastic so the pocket would be roomy but keep it's contents inside (I think I pulled the elastic a bit too much but oh well). I sewed the bottom up a bit so that there would be even more room inside the pouchy pocket. Then I sewed up the sides.  

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Needs something....Added a pretty shiny pink button in the middle of the pocket at the top. I pulled the elastic to each side some so that the button would help stop it from pulling so tight. Yeah, definitely should have used an inch or so more elastic.

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Here is the finished belt bag. Well almost finished, I need to add a couple grommets and a cord so that we can close up the top a bit. Otherwise, done!

 


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