Tool Belts, at Craftalife.com

A Few Handmade Xmas Gifts this Year

I made a few of my Christmas gifts this year.  A cousin and his two young sons got these toolbelts:

Tool Belts, at Craftalife.com

They are made from old denim jeans. I bought poly webbing (1″ I think) and buckles and adjusters to match, on eBay.  The width is adjustable as each child grows. We put their names on them in iron-on vinyl, using our silhouette cutter, although that is not shown. It came out really cute though, and the silhouette cut the vinyl like a dream.  If I were just making an adult belt, I might have gone with a 1.5 or 2″ width belt webbing for structure.  But the ages of the children were 2 and 6, so I didn’t want to weight them down.  These are the buckles and belting that I used. The toolbelts were derived from these by Debbie Shore.