How to Make a Barbecue Tool Belt

Give Dad the ultimate grilling accessory that will hold all the barbecue essentials.
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By: Kristin Guy

Materials Needed:

  • 1/2 yard heavy-duty denim fabric
  • 1 construction belt (or an old belt)
  • 1-2 leather tool holders
  • scrap leather
  • measuring tape
  • water-soluble fabric pencil or chalk
  • scissors
  • X-Acto knife
  • leather punch
  • 6 medium rapid rivets
  • rivet setter
  • rubber mallet
  • small anvil
  • sewing machine
  • heavy-duty thread

Cut and Sew Fabric

With measuring tape, cut fabric into a 27 x 16-inch piece. Fold, pin and sew a 1-inch seam underneath (images 1 and 2). If working with stiff denim, use an iron to set in the seams. Fold the top of the fabric back over your belt and pin into place (image 3).

Mark and Cut for Holders

With a fabric pencil, mark placement for any tool holders and cut slit with an X-Acto knife.

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Add Belt

Feed construction belt though the fabric cuts and tool holders and sew belt into place (images 1, 2 and 3).

Cut Leather Straps

For tool and towel hooks, cut two 3 1/2 x 1-inch strips and one 7 x 1-inch strip from your leather scraps.

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Attach Leather Straps

With a leather punch tool, punch a hole above each leather notch (image 1). On your anvil, sandwich the denim and leather between the rivet backing and cap (use your X-Acto knife to ease the backing through fabric), and set into place by striking the rivet setter with a rubber mallet (images 2 and 3).

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