ManMade Video How-To: Make a Custom, No-Sew Tool Belt from Repurposed Fabric

created at: 03/10/2010

The most efficient way to get your creative work done quickly is to keep your tools and gear within an arms reach. And if YOU move around, then so do your arms, so the best soiutions keep your goodies ON your person…like a tool belt.

And if your project is framing a house, then a traditional Bob Vila-style tool belt will do just fine. But if your arsenal involves items other than a hammer and drill, its often tough to find the perfect place to put  your tools.

So, make that perfect place. A tool belt is only as useful as its ability to store the things YOU use on your projects. ManMade went to hang out with fabric master Amy D. to see if we could create a durable, customized tool belt on the cheap.  

And we captured all the no-sew, upcycled goodness. Click play to soak it in!

One hint that didn’t make it into the video: When fusing the duct tape, keep the iron on medium low so the glue and the fibers don’t freak out.

Also, as ManMade always says, beer and crafting usually mix, but not always. Be smart whenever you make, and the world will be a better place.

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