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DIY Toddler Belt

May 24, 2011 Sarah Coggins

Dylan has been very long and very slender since birth. This can make fitting pants & shorts a challenge as those that might be the correct size for length are too big for his waist. And finding a toddler belt is also challenge.

simple DIY Toddler Belt

Thus, I was thrilled when I stumbled across a tutorial on another blog a few months ago – make happy: toddler/preschooler “i can do it!” belt. During an afternoon nap I whipped up the belt and he’s been proudly wearing it ever since. He loves that like Dada and Mama, he too has a belt. 😉

simple DIY Toddler Belt

Supplies: 1″ belting; 5/8″ striped ribbon; D-ring (here I lucked out as I had 2 left from my nursing cover project when I was pregnant!); velcro; thread.


  • Jo May 24, 2011 at 8:36 am
    I've been looking for a toddler belt for my son, but never thought about making one. Thanks for sharing the link.
  • April May 24, 2011 at 9:48 am
    How adorable. One of my daughters is very tall and slim so pants are a challenge for her too.
  • Janet May 24, 2011 at 10:36 am
    That is just adorable! It makes him look so grown up! :)
  • Elle The Heiress May 24, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    Thanks for sharing this! My brother is 5 but he's soooo skinny that the 5T pants fall off of him, but if my mom gets him 3T (which fit in the waist), the legs are too short.
  • allison c May 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm
    I am SO glad you posted this. Things are out of control with Curtis's pants, and I was going to ask you where this tutorial was again. But now I have it bookmarked! hooray!
  • Staci May 25, 2011 at 5:32 pm
    Too cute! TFS. :-)
  • Melanie June 2, 2011 at 8:32 am
    My Dylan has the same problem. I discovered that if I buy most of his pants at Target, they have adjustable waistbands on the inside. It was a great discovery- especially for me! I'm rather time challenged when it comes to having time for crafts! :) Great idea though!
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