All heros, especially those of the Space Princess persuasion, need a solid utility belt. Make one for the protagonist in your life… Or yourself… Those don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
1-1/2″ Lightweight Polypropylene – Strapworks (I bought 10′ of the stuff. You won’t need that much, but it is so inexpensive I didn’t care. Pick whatever color you want. There are lots of options.)
1-1/2″ Plastic Slide – Strapworks (x1 if you want, but x2 for a cleaner-looking front. We’ll follow the x2 version.)
Heavy Duty Snaps – Dritz (x1 package. As the link would suggest, these were obtained from Joann’s)
Snap-assembling tool (I got cheap and taped a few 1/4″ flat washers together)
Print Out Parts
Files can be found at Thingiverse, YouMagine, Cults3D, and MyMiniFactory. Both sections of the buckle can print as one piece. Model therefore is as such.
Using the tape measure, wrap it around the waist of your subject. Add around 12″ or more to that number.
Prep Belt Material
Using scissors and a lighter, straight-cut the belt material to length, and melt the edge to prevent fraying. Snip the corners off, and melt those as well. Feel free to eyeball the corner cuts.
Center the “inside” snap pieces 1/2″ from the edges of the belt, and the “outside” snap pieces 2-1/2″ from the edges. Secure using your hammer and snap-assembling tool.
Slip in Slides
Weave each end of the belt through the slides as shown.
“Frame” piece on the left, “Center” on the right.
Finish and Snap
Weave the ends once again through the slides as shown. Snap the snaps together.
Adjust and Suit Up
Fit the “Center” component into the “Frame,” and adjust the slides to your most comfortable fitting.
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