With your basic belt in place it is time to accessorize!
1. Cut ribbon length according to formula (click here)
2. If you use grosgrain ribbon or anything with a finished edge you will want to trim off the edge binding on both sides. If you are using fabric I suggest you rip the fabric the desired width to give you the slightly frayed edge look we are going for.
2. Stitch long lengths of the ribbon at 1/4 inch (picture below shows me sewing 1/4 inch with a finished portion folded over next to it). You don't need to sew the ends of the ribbon as you will do that when you attach it to the belt and will then know exactly how long you need it.
3. You are now ready for assembly!