There is a third birthday coming up in our house for a wee man who is totally obsessed by tools. My parents are amazed in shops when he runs past the toy section and straight to the tool section and starts picking up the most heavy and dangerous tools he can find and naming them all with pure excitement in his voice.
So a tool belt was called for. And instead of trying to design one, as is my habit, I called on the internets for help and found this great tutorial for a child's tool belt. It is clever and simply written. And it was so nice to just follow someone else's written instructions for once and not worry about size!
I made it in corduroy and lined it with a cotton/linen mix, but I'm sorry I didn't put interfacing in to help the corduroy keep its shape a bit better.
Instead of making a belt I used one I had to hand - originally purchased at a pride parade in Sligo. And with the extremely amazing and emotional week that it has been, seeing our small and traditionally Catholic country vote emphatically for gay marriage - it seems highly apt.