Keep all your darts in reach for your next nerf battle with this DIY dart belt! A quick and easy project for any sewing level!
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Second to LEGOS, I find darts scattered all over our house. No matter how much I try to stay on top of LEGOS and darts, there they are wherever I turn!
Even so, when there is a dart battle to be waged, my children can still have a hard time finding darts! Go figure.
I had an idea last week to make them dart belts to keep their darts handy when they needed them. I wanted to keep the project VERY simple, and I certainly achieved that. The entire project took about ten minutes to complete.
The dart belt is adjustable so it can be worn across the chest or around the waist. When you measure the webbing, be sure to measure the chest and not the waist, because across the chest will be a longer length.
We have these darts– just $10 for 100 darts. We did not give the kids all the darts at once, though! They are kept out of reach and are occasionally doled out as needed.
(If your kids are nerf fans like mine, you should definitely check out this simple project for a hanging nerf target too!)
How to Make A DIY Dart Belt
- Cut your pieces. Cut the webbing to 38″ and cut a piece of elastic to 12″. (If you are making this belt for an older child, you may need to increase the length of the belting. Measure first before you cut).
- Attach the D rings. Fold one end of the belting over the D rings and sew in place. Zigzag stitch the raw edge of the end to prevent fraying.
- Attach the elastic and sew pockets for the darts. Place one end of the elastic two inches from the D rings. Pin in place. Place pins down the length of the elastic, in one inch increments.
Sew the ends of the elastic to the belting with zigzag seams and straight stitch down each pin marking, backstitching at the beginning and the end.
- Finish the other end of the belt. Fold over the opposite end of the belt a half-inch and zigzag stitch in place to finish the end and prevent fraying.
- Add darts and have fun!