The NOMADE Belt: Upcycling Sewing Tutorial

The Carnet de voyage collection showcases exquisite fabrics and beautiful jacquards with the Ispahan jacket. But what a pity not to be able to use the offcuts of these pearls!

Here is an accessory that will allow you to recycle your scraps of pretty fabrics, the beautiful NOMADE belt. Inspired by the wide fabric belts worn by the gauchos, Argentine horsemen, but also the Peruvian or Vietnamese mountain people, this piece highlights in each of these cultures the textile know-how, in particular embroidery, an attachment to the clothing which is also a strong identity marker.

Let me introduce you to the pretty NOMADE: it is a large sectioned band which between areas of decorated fabrics will be highlighted when you tie it, along with  areas of "neutral" fabric which are used to make the ties and the rest of the band. Although it is very long, we have drafted the belt in several sizes so that the "embellished" areas are positioned as harmoniously as possible according to your gradation;)

The pattern for the NOMADE fabric belt is available for free download with our Summer 2021 edition of the magazine L'Oeil Fauve..

The sections with the decorative fabrics are heat-sealed for a better hold on the band on the waist, and the icing on the cake, it is reversible!!!

This fabric belt tutorial is accessible to all sewers, even complete beginners, and as always, we have provided a video for you to make sewing it even easier :) Also find in our summer 2021 issue of L'Oeil Fauve how its worn and different versions of the beautiful NOMADE.

I can't wait to see your version and especially what glorious fabrics you will have chosen to sew your belt! 

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