Janne Robberstad

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re-cycled tool-belt

By spotogspindel | August 20, 2013

In addition to the safety-shoes and the gas-mask, I need a tool belt. Like most work-clothes/uniforms/ safety-objects&clothing, the tool-belts are a) expensive and b) ugly.

So being a costume-designer/maker, I decided to make my own  tool-belt!


I got this leather skirt at a charity-shop for $3. I cut the two lower front panels off the skirt. Then I sew them together around the edges and in a wished pattern for pockets. Finally I cut away some of the excess leather and the pockets magically appear!



I simply cut slices through both layers of the leather at the top, so I could slide it onto a belt. The belt is also from a charity shop. A sturdy leather belt for about $10.


All in all a pretty good bargain. And I still have plenty more leather if I need more pockets on my other hip!

Topics: textile | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “re-cycled tool-belt”

  1. Birgitte Says:
    August 21st, 2013 at 08:33

    That is great-looking!

  2. gail Says:
    August 24th, 2013 at 02:04

    LOVE that — stylish and practical!