DIY sailor's knot belt
What do you do when you have some leftover ropes?
You get creative and turn ropes into belt, simple-as-that.
This macramé knot (sailors' knot , macramé... it's a knot), is one of the very basic knot, very easy with ton of effect: it's the two strands Josephine knot.
You can make it just by looking at the picture below, it's very very easy.
--> This is what you need:
* 5 ft white cotton twisted rope (or your circumference x 2 + about 1 ft)
* 10 ft jute cord (or twice as much of the white rope)
* strong white thread and a needle
* a big ring (mine is a O, but a D ring would be easier)
Believe it or not, I-DID-NOT-buy-a-thi-ng for this belt, so I do get extra points for that!
Well, I had about 5 ft of white cotton rope leftover from this t-shirt refashion, and about 10 ft of jute cord leftover from this other t-shirt refashion, and... clasp and ring belonged to one of my dog's old leash (nothing get wasted here, ehehe... I washed them, btw).
--> Let's get it started!
* cut the hemp rope in half, and all the three strands in half (so I had 6 strands of 2.5 ft each)
* following the drawing, make the first knot using the white rope (the rope I wanted in the middle)
* with the jute cord, go around following the white cord
* and another time so you end up with jute/cotton/jute
* tie your knot and adjust the cords in place
* keep the strands on both sides straight and loop it around your clasp
* fold and sew keeping all the strands aligned and straight
* cut the tails in the back
* repeat on the other side with the ring
... and enjoy