Do you have a fix it boy or girl in your house? They should have a place to carry their tools. You don’t need very much fabric. I was using scraps but 1/8 yd would do the job depending on your child’s measurements.
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Now your pocket and base size may vary. I would NOT go any smaller than this. Your base and pocket length should be about half of your waist measurement. These height measurements give a fairly shallow pocket. Ideal for a 1-2 yr. old, I would increase that measurement for a larger child. You could pretty easily add up to 3″ on that outer piece. Here is how it fits on my big 3 yr. old to give you an idea.
Once you get you pieces cut we’re going to put that piping in your front pocket seam.
You’ve got the base of your belt complete! Now add the waistband.
I decided it would be easier for him to velcro on if he could see what he was doing, so I placed the waistband so the closure would be on the side. You can center your pocket if you think that would work for your fix it kid.
You’ll end up with a piece that looks like this-
I secured everything assuming it would take a lot of pulling, that includes the velcro!
He includes his sunglasses with essential fix it gear. They are his safety glasses. You may remember from THIS post I’m kind of serious about eye protection it made me laugh that he had picked up this habit from a distance.
What will you add to your kid’s toolbelt? We would love to hear about it!
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