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How To Make A Paracord Belt

I like completing my daily outfits with different accessories. Of course I often use belts for it and usually they fall into disrepair very fast. So I tried to use a buckle from one of my belts and make a new belt using paracord. I like the result and that`s why I show you how to do it. Be attentive and let`s get started!

Things you need:

  • a buckle from your old belt
  • paracord
  • carbine

Step 1.

Start by anchoring the cord to the belt.

Step 2.

Measure off the desired length and loop the cord back. I like to loop the other end to a carbine, as it can easily be slipped off later, and fix it with an elastic band or a knot.

Step 3.

Bring the two strands back to the buckle. Note that one strand comes out from under the buckle and the other goes in from above, this is very important. Just to be clear, I shall refer to the four strands that extend straight between the buckle and the carbine as the spine or spine strands, and the two free strands as the weaving strands.

Step 4.

I call this step looping back. Weave each weaving strand around the two spine strands on it's side, then back out, as in the photo.

Step 5.

Now tighten: hold or anchor the spine strands and pull the woven loops towards the buckle while pulling the weaving strands to remove the slack. In general I think it's a good idea to pull the weaving strands tight in this step to help pull the two central spine strands apart.

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