Ankara belts are a great accessory to any outfit that just needs a little extra pop and embellishment.

In order to make your own simple Ankara belt at home you are going to need the following inexpensive items:

  1. Ankara material
  2. Marco (see video)
  3. Tape rule
  4. Transparent ruler
  5. Two pairs of scissors
  6. Knife
  7. Punch
  8. Buckle
  9. Rivet
  10. Hammer
  11. Tailor’s chalk
  12. Needle and thread
  13. Brushes
  14. Punch board for hammer and rivet
  15. Glue-Gum
  16. Semi-hard stay

To learn more about the materials and what you need to do with them to make your own fabulous belt follow Mariam Campbell’s step by step tutorial here:


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