# Paracord Belt

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Today, I will show you how to make a Paracord belt.

## Step 1: Gather Materials

300 ft of Paracord (cut into 100 foot sections)
belt buckle
lighter
scissors

## Step 2: Creating the Belt

create a cows hitch on the belt buckle (the side with the metal prong attached) create the cows hitch at rhe end of the cord. the shorter cord will be the core strands and this is how long the belt will be, don't worry about running out of cord because 100 feet of working cord has a lot of room to work with.

## Step 3: Creating the Belt

Create a regular cow's hitch in the middle of the belt buckle through the metal prong

## Step 4: Creating the Belt

Create a cows hitch exactly like the other red cord except the shorter cord is facing the other way

## Step 5: Creating the Belt

Create a cobra braid on one side, then on the other IMPORTANT remember to cross the center strands and use the opposites in the next braid

## Step 6: Creating the Belt

Continue the double cobra braid all the way until the desired length is reached IMPORTANT remember to cross the center strands of the belt

## Step 7: Creating the Belt

Thread two strands of cord through the belt near the buckle on the back side of the belt and begin a cobra braid

## Step 8:

Thread the cord through the opposite side of the belt (so there is a loop on the front)

## Step 9: Creating the Belt

Start the cobra braid down the loop then cut and singe the ends.

## Step 10: Finished

Congrats! You are now one of few that have created the Paracord belt! Tell your friends! Show your family! Remember to vote for me in the Great Outdoors contest!

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## 45 Discussions

Rather than just use the 100ft lengths and be left with unknown left-overs -- or possibly the belt being too short, do you have a formula for the lengths of paracord needed to make a specific length of belt?

Hello,

My s on is new to making these thing, But he is wanting to make a belt for me and we need about 44 inch waist so how long paracord would have to be to achieve this measurement. Thanks for y'all input , This is only going to be 1 color , if it is going to be more than one color I assume he would just multiply the same amount of cord for each color that is going to be used . thanks

A bit vague, create a cobra loop? This should be noted as at least an intermediate level and user must be proficient with basic knots. Also don't see how the "running end", the end that passes through the buckle, is created. Other than that this is exactly the type of belt I want to create. Using only one color I could wear this with my business suits.

Great instructions, but unless I missed it I dont see where you show how to end the stitch once you reach the desired length. Is there a knot/stitch to use

so if I wants to make a belt of 45ins do I need 3 bits of 75ft paracord

I want to make one for myself, so I'm looking into solving this for other belt sizes: (Let me know if my math needs correcting)

Paracord length was 100 feet = 1200 inches
Resulting belt length was3 feet 9 inches = 36 + 9 = 45 inches

So to figure out the length of the paracord for your waist size, say your waist measures 30 inches. Add 5 inches for overlap = target belt length B of 35 inches. Given target belt length B, we need to figure out the paracord length P.

45 / 1200 = B / P

45 / 1200 = 35 / P
45 * P = 1200 * 35
P = (1200 * 35) / 45
P = 42000 / 45
P = 933 1/3 inches or 77 feet and 9 inches (approx.)

Noting that BroadKaymon had some paracord left over, I expect there will be some left over too but proportionally shorter, so you can round it down to 75 feet?

A little late to this party, but I'll roll in (ah, math in public!)...

It seems to me your entering argument is off by about 40ft--the amount of cord he said he had left over. So, if 60ft got him 45in (not caring about minimizing the excess), and you want to know how much line to use to get you 35in, wouldn't the calcs look like this?

60ft/45in = Xft/35in

So, solving for X:

45X = (60*12)*35

45X = 720*35

45X = 26250

X = 26250/45

X = 583.33in/12

X = 48.611ft

Right? Did I make my junior high school math teacher proud?

Thks a million!!! Gonna do this real soon. Will share it with you when done.

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Omg that would be so awesome . I love the snake the scorpion and the lizard those are my favorites . I will be looking forward to see the snake and scorpion tuts . A big thank you ahead of time :)

Yes, I'm going to post instructions for a paracord snake and I'm also thinking of doing a paracord scorpion.

Awesome I love it I'm going to be making one in the near future

For those who need help with ending the belt, check out this instructable:

https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Simple-and-Clean-Way-to-Finish-a-Paracord-Belt/

awesome project. Can you tell us how to deploy it in case of an emergency and th ed cord is needed. Thanks so very much...

Finished one for my son early Xmas morning. This was Alot of help. Thanx

I have done over 15 belts from reading the instructions off this tutorial and some of the other paracord belt tutorials. I have sold some of them and made for family members