Belt bags are here to stay it seems. This trend burst into the scene in the spring of 2017 and I never thought it was going to be around this long judging from the love-hate relationship I had with it at the beginning; check out the blog post I did here. This spring, the belt bag trend is still very strong and if you like the trend; now, is the time to invest in a good piece. You know, my tip for indulging in any trend is to tread lightly; never adopt or splurge on a trend if you are not sure how long it will be around for. This is the reason, I decided to DIY my belt bag in this post here. And this post is just a summary of how I turned my mini quilt bag into a belt bag or waist bag. I hope you enjoy the simple instructions below.
This is my mini quilt bag I purchased from Express years ago.
First thing I did was to get a belt in the same color as the bag and I wore this belt around my waist in a somewhat tight cinch; but not too tight though. Then I pulled out the straps of the bag all the way up..
Then I proceeded to tuck in the straps into the bag because the straps are not removable. If you have a bag with removable straps, just take the straps out right away.
So, I got done putting the straps inside the bag and you can see that I still have my belt on, around my waist.
The next step is to pull the belt over the top part of the bag while the bag is open; sort of sliding the bag half way behind the belt.
If the belt on your waist is too snug, you can adjust the buckle or clasp so as to give room for you to slide the bag underneath the belt while it is open and with the bag flap over the belt.
Close the bag flap over the belt and secure the clasp and you are all done with your DIY belt; just simple and neat.
Slide the bag to the left or right of your waist; whichever side you prefer and you are good to go. Thanks so much for reading.