If you have been pregnant any time in the last five years or so, you are probably well aware of the miracle that is the belly band. If you haven’t been pregnant that recently, let me tell you: it’s awesome! It helps hold up your pants (both maternity and pre-maternity) as well as gives your belly some extra coverage from shirts that are too short to cover. Plain belly bands will cost you upward of $10 each but if you follow the tutorial on See Kate Sew, you can make your own for just a few dollars (or even for free if you use an old t-shirt!). [how to make a ruffled pregnancy belly band]
- 1/2 yard stretchy knit fabric OR a stretchy t-shirt, on hand or $3 and up
- Sewing machine, on hand
Total: Free and up!