I've made a couple of these now and thought I'd share some photos and details.
I used two guides when making them: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-rugged-and-handy-Paracord-Belt/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lZss5Tzp54
You will need ;
- nice belt buckle
- something to cut the cord with
- something to melt/burn the cord with
- something to measure the cord and your waist
- lots of time
When you first get your cord you will need to pre shrink it. I put mine in the sink for approx 20 mins with warm to hot water. Then take it out and let it dry.
For this belt I ended up using 40 foot of Orange and 50 foot of Tan for a 52 inch waist belt.
This is how I start the belt.
The outer orange and tan cords are my working ends, the inside orange pair are the core cords.
For the details of weaving the cobra stitch watch the youtube link above.
After a while it become second nature and you just have to keep going, checking that you don't make any mistakes along the way.
and some more
When you get near your waist length you need to think about the end. I went approx 5 inches past the waist length and then started the end work.
Now take the two outer working cords and make a a cobra weave
I have the advantage of having a paracord needle for the next part, but you can do the same with other tools.
Now feed the cord back under the weave. MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON THE BACK OF THE BELT!
and after some time you sould have something like this
Cut the cords and burn/melt flatten the ends. Yes it looks a mess, but no one will see that side (if you did it right!)
This is how to make the loop to keep the tail in place
and then weave the cobra stitch again
How it should look in the end
I my have missed some points, feel free to ask questions.