Upcycle a Vintage Buckle and Create a Colorful Fabric Belt

Have I ever mentioned to you how much I love my assistant, Jan?

She is so thoughtful, so kind and so patient. Everyday she comes to work with a smile on her face and makes our day better. I love her laugh and her voice. 🙂  She is one of those people who can light up a room just by walking in.

One day she showed up with a bag full of vintage belt buckles for me. Talk about lighting up a room! She found them at a yard sale and thought I might like them. And yes, I LOVE them, Jan! They are beautiful and perfect for making some new spring fabric belts.


To liven up your spring wardrobe, just grab a 1/4 yard of your favorite fabric, a buckle, a few sewing tools and we’ll get started.




Click here to see the entire step by step tutorial.

Thanks, Jan! You’re the best!!!!!!

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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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20 Responses to Upcycle a Vintage Buckle and Create a Colorful Fabric Belt

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks….for the Great Idea!

  2. suellap says:

    These old buckles can also be used for garment adornment and jewelery.

  3. Also great for bag making and scarf clips too. Great tutorial as always!

  4. Margie says:

    I like the scarf clip idea too! Thanks.

  5. Jenni T says:

    Perfect! (That antler is awesome, too!)

  6. Susan M. says:

    Love! Now I need o go thrift shopping and find me some buckles!!!!

  7. g.musfamily says:

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

  8. mari says:

    Great find Jan!! Love the beautiful belts Beth….I make start rooting through my stash & get creative!

  9. Nora says:

    I have several vintage buckles I keep in my jewelry box so I can admire them often. I like this belt idea and the use as scarf ties!

  10. I like this excessively! ❤

  11. Wait! How did I miss this one? This looks easy enough for my 10-year old… she would LOVE this!

  12. Debbie says:

    I have wanted to do these things for years. Thanks for the tutorials.

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