Father's Day Gift Idea: DIY Grilling Tool Belt
Give Dad the ultimate grilling accessory with a belt that holds all the essentials for barbequing.
- (1) construction belt (or an old belt)
- (1-2) leather tool holders
- 1/2 yard heavy duty denim fabric
- leather punch
- scrap leather
- sewing machine
- heavy duty thread
- measuring tape
- water-soluble fabric pencil or chalk
- (6) medium rapid rivets
- rivet setter
- rubber mallet
- small anvil
- craft knife
Cut and Sew Fabric
With measuring tape, cut the fabric into a 27 x 16-inch piece. Fold, pin and sew a 1-inch seam underneath (Images 1 & 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 Holders
With a fabric pencil, mark placement for any tool holders and cut slit with a sharp craft knife.
Feed construction belt through the fabric cuts and tool holders and sew belt into place (Images 1, 2 & 3).
For tool and towel hooks, cut two 3 1/2 x 1-inch strips and one 7 x 1-inch strip from the leather scraps.
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 knife to ease the backing through fabric), and set into place by striking the rivet setter with a rubber mallet (Images 2 & 3).
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