obi & beret(Courtesy of Vogue/Butterick)

The wraparound obi style belt is sized in small, medium and large. Choose your size by measuring your waist and comparing your measurement to the chart below.

CM 61-63.5 67-72 76-81

You will need:

3/8 yds (.35 m) of synthetic suede or leather fabric.

Matching polyester thread.

SOBO TM Fabric glue.

Pattern Piece Key

1. Front

2. Sides

3. Tie Ends

4. Tassel

obi belt

Enlarging the Pattern

Each Square = 1″ (2.5 cm)

Includes ¼” (6mm) seam allowances.

Enlarge your pattern on 1″ graph paper or a pattern tracing material such as Red Dot TM by HTC. Pieces 1 and 3 are given on a fold. For ease of cutting, makes theses full pieces.


Front – cut 1

Sides – cut 2

Tie ends – cut 2

Tassels – cut 2


Use a water-soluble tracing paper and tracing wheel or marking pen. Mark the pleat lines on the wrong side of the belt. Mark the cutting lines for the tassel fringe on the wrong side of each tassel section. Cut along the lines.

Make A Belt In 6 Easy Steps


1. Make tucks on the FRONT section by bringing the lines of small ●’s together: stitch. Turn in ¼” (6mm) on the curved edges; then stitch 1/8″ (3mm) from the edges. Note: These edges may also be glued in place.


2. Turn in ¼” (6mm) on the long edge of the SIDE sections. Stitch 1/8″ (3mm) from these edges. Note: These edges may also be glued in place.


3. With right-sides together, stitch the SIDES to the FRONT. Turn the seam allowances towards the sides; from the right side stitch close to the seam and again 1/8″ (3mm) away.


4. Fold each TIE END into lengthwise thirds by turning in ¼” (6mm) on one long edge; then turning in ¼” (6mm) on the remaining long edge. Note: Glue edges in place.


5. Fold the ends of the SIDE section over the TIE ENDS, lapping ¾” (20mm). Starting on SIDES, stitch securely through all thicknesses close to the raw edge. Pull thread ends to the inside and knot.


6. Place TIE ENDS on the wrong side of TASSEL section. Overlap about ½” (13mm). Apply a bead of fabric glue to the upper edge of the TASSEL. Roll the TASSEL around the TIE END. Let glue dry. If desired, stitch close to the edge and across the top of the tassel to secure.