We got G a big tool bench for Christmas because he’s been really liking all of his tools recently. We signed up for the monthly Build and Grow workshop at Lowes which was AWESOME so he got a free Lowes smock there, but he didn’t seem to like the feel of it around his neck so I decided to try making him a regular tool belt to go with his tool bench. I highly recommend checking out those workshops at Lowes because they’re free and fun. The recommended age is 5+, I believe, but G is 2 and enjoyed himself (though we did a lot of the work).
- 5×10″ cut of construction fabric and jean fabric
- 6.5×10″ cut of construction fabric and jean fabric (or two cuts of jean would be fine too)
- Bias tape, thread, scissors… all that normal stuff
I sewed in a “U” shape around this all, reinforcing areas where the pocket is by backstitching over them, and leaving the whole top of the belt open. I snipped the corners then turned the belt right sides out. Once you do this, you need to sew the pockets if you want two… or more.
I figured out how much bias tape I needed to make the belt go around my toddler and tie… I think it was 46″ altogether. Then I pinned the bias tape onto the top of the belt, centering the main part of the tool belt in the middle of the bias tape.
Sew, making sure to sew up the bias tape on each side. I folded over the ends and sewed them closed so there’s no raw edges.