Basketball Fans, Celebrate March Madness All Year Long

How did your bracket do this year? Yeah, let’s not talk about that.

March Madness is coming to a close, but you can still root for your favorite college basketball team and show your support with custom needlepoint basketball belts and accessories from Brewster Belt Company.

If your bracket does well this year, you can stash your winnings in a custom, needlepoint basketball wallet. All wallets can be customized with your own design or choose from one of our many sports designs and choose your own colors or add a monogram.

Needlepoint Basketball Wallet
Customize your own needlepoint basketball wallet with your team’s favorite colors and your favorite player’s number

Whatever ideas you have for customizing our designs or creating your own, Brewster Belt Company’s designers are happy to work with you to create a fantastic and original needlepoint belt, needlepoint wallet, needlepoint flask or needlepoint dog collar.

For those of you basketball fans who want to root for your favorite college basketball team all year round, might we suggest one of our college campus needlepoint belts? It doesn’t get much more unique than these belts, which feature key landmarks including places like the college’s basketball and football stadiums.  Here are some examples….

UNC is still in it to win it. Check out our University of North Carolina campus needlepoint belt. It’s a great statement for UNC fans.

UNC Needlepoint Belt
For basketball fans, Brewster’s UNC Needlepoint Belt features the Dean Smith Center basketball stadium.

Although we haven’t designed a University of South Carolina, Gonzaga or University of Oregon needlepoint college campus belt yet, all of our needlepoint belts and accessories are custom, so we would be happy to design one for you or work with you to create a new design that you can call your own.

There was certainly a lot of excitement for University of Florida basketball fans this year. Show your #gogators pride all year long with Florida campus needlepoint belt.

University of Florida Gators Needlepoint Belt
University of Florida Gators Needlepoint Campus Belt

Villanova fan? We’ve got you covered.

Villanova University Needlepoint Belt
Villanova University Needlepoint Campus Belt

And if you’re turning your attention to professional basketball, check out our NBA Arenas Needlepoint Belt. Passionate basketball fans who have a “bucket list” goal to visit every basketball arena across the U.S., can sport this detailed belt on their journey. Illustrated from left to right, the arenas include: Miami, Boston, Milwaukee, New York (Madison Square Garden), Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, L.A. and Detroit.

NBA Basketball Arenas Needlepoint Belt
Illustrated from left to right, basketball arenas include: Miami, Boston, Milwaukee, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, LA, and Detroit.

Visit us at Brewster Belt to view all of our current needlepoint belt and accessory designs or create your own custom design.


Brewster Belt Basketball Needlepoint Wallet

A Practical, Personal & Unique Custom Graduation Gift

Whether you need a one-of-a-kind graduation gift for a high school graduate heading off to college, a college graduate or someone earning an advanced degree, it can be hard to find a graduation gift that is practical, personal and unique. Hand-stitched needlepoint college campus belts check all those boxes.

Harvard University Needlepoint Belt
Custom Campus Needlepoint Belts – Choose any college

A Practical Graduation Gift

Brewster Belt Company’s custom needlepoint belts can be worn casually with shorts and jeans or dressed up with slacks or suits. Each belt is made from the highest quality materials including top-grain leather and solid metals designed to last for years. Brewster’s needlepoint belts are hand-stitched and comprised of up to 15,000 individual stitches. These timelessly preppy belts are suitable for nearly any occasion. 

lsu campus needlepoint belt student union
Custom Needlepoint College Campus Belt – A Great Graduation Gift

A Personal Graduation Gift

It doesn’t get more personal than this. Each college campus needlepoint belt features a detailed, hand-stitched landscape of each college’s landmark buildings and other memorable features. You can also customize the belt by adding a monogram (the graduate’s initials) or graduation year and by selecting the leather color (black, brown or tan) and metal buckle color (brass or silver). Brewster’s experienced designers will work with you to perfect your custom design, so you’re completely happy with your design before our artisans start stitching your custom gift.   

Williams College needlepoint belt graduation gift
A unique graduation gift for high school and college graduates

A Unique Graduation Gift

If you search for “unique graduation gifts” on Google, you’ll get some interesting suggestions. Unique can be “good unique” or “a little out there unique.” A custom campus needlepoint belt as a graduation gift is just unique enough to stand out, but not too unique that it will get put in the back of a drawer and forgotten about. Brewster’s custom needlepoint belts are an interesting conversation piece and a unique reminder of a graduate’s academic accomplishments and fond collegiate memories.

How to Order a Custom Needlepoint Graduation Gift

To order a custom college campus belt, simply select the belt size and other custom details on our custom college campus needlepoint belt product listing. Once you place your order, a designer will contact you to finalize all of the details and will provide you with a proof of your design for your approval.

Please note that in addition to needlepoint belts, we also offer wallets, flasks, key fobs, pillows and other custom, hand-stitched needlepoint items – all of which make great graduation gifts! Check out for a complete product listing and design ideas.

Graduation Gift Ideas Needlepoint Belt

Facts About President’s Day

Lest you think President’s Day was created to get you 30% off a flat screen TV or two-for-one Egyptian cotton bath towels, check out some of these fun Presidential facts and smart needlepoint designs.

But, first, in the spirit of America, we would like to wish a very happy 285th birthday to George Washington, our first President and one of the country’s “Founding Fathers.”

Founding Fathers Needlepoint Belt

History buffs, teachers and professors will appreciate this Founding Fathers needlepoint belt, which features images of James Monroe, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington (Happy Birthday, George!), Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, John Jay, and Samuel Adams. These politicians, jurists, soldiers, diplomats, statesmen, and ordinary citizens led the American Revolution and helped create the Declaration of Independence. Without them, we would be…well, British.  With this belt around your waist, you can be inspired to do great things as well.

Now, let’s get to some fun facts about President’s Day:

Fact: George Washington’s Hair Was Not a Wig

Contrary to what most people believe, George Washington’s hair was real; however, his hair color was actually reddish-brown, not white. He powdered his hair to get that white look.

Fact: The U.S. Government Wants You to Have at Least Five 3-Day Weekends Annually

American Flag Needlepoint Flask

President’s Day became an official federal holiday in 1760 and was celebrated on February 22 – George Washington’s birthday. In 1971, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act established President’s Day as the third Monday in February, so it would always fall on a Monday. The Act was designed to create more consistent holiday schedules and provide more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers.

According to the bill signed by Lyndon B. Johnson, having consistent three-day weekends “will mean a great deal to our families and our children. It will enable families who live some distance apart to spend more time together. Americans will be able to travel farther and see more of this beautiful land of ours. They will be able to participate in a wider range of recreational and cultural activities.” He also cited, “greater industrial and commercial production, sparing business and labor the penalty of midweek shutdowns.”

We hope you’re feeling patriot and can live up to these lofty goals while you enjoy your long weekend. Get your dog in on the action with a custom, American flag needlepoint dog collar.

Custom American Flag Needlepoint Dog Collar

Fact: Only One President Has Founded an Institute of Higher Education

Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in 1819. The Rotunda on the University of Virginia’s campus is seen as a long lasting symbol of Thomas Jefferson’s belief in the separation of education and the church. Jefferson is the only president to found an institution of higher learning….because we’re not counting Trump University. House your Benjamins in this iconic UVA Needlepoint Wallet.

University of Virginia Needlepoint Wallet

Fact: Harvard University Has Graduated the Most U.S. Presidents

John Adams, who was the first president with a college degree, graduated from Harvard, as did his son and future sixth president John Quincy Adams, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. Several other presidents attended Harvard for graduate school including Rutherford B. Hayes (law school), Barack Obama (law school), George W. Bush (business school).

Harvard University Campus Needlepoint Belt

Whether you’re a current or future alumni (or want to pretend you are), your Harvard University needlepoint belt can be customized with your initials. If Haaa-vad isn’t your alma mater, Brewster Belt company can design a custom campus belt for any college or university.

Fact: John Adams Liked to Play Hooky

As a young boy, John Adams often skipped school to spend time hunting and fishing.

Hunting Needlepoint Belt

If you’re inspired to pursue your love of hunting or fishing in order to achieve greatness, check out our hunting needlepoint collection and fishing needlepoint collection. 

Fishing Needlepoint Belt

Happy President’s Day! Now, get to the mall before the sales end.

LSU Sports Fans: Wake Up with a Citrus Bowl Punch!

All you LSU football fans out there can start your New Year’s Eve off right watching your beloved Tigers battle the Cardinals. If you haven’t heard yet, LSU will play Louisville in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida on December 31st. It will be Ed Orgeron’s first bowl game as a head coach and should be an exciting game.

And, if you’re an LSU sports fan and have not seen Brewster Belt Company’s LSU Sports needlepoint belt, you’re in for a treat (details below).

Since the game kicks off at 10am CT and it is the Citrus Bowl, after all, may we propose a morning cocktail with citrus…in a bowl…? Mimosas are always a simple and delicious option, but if you’re looking for a drink that’s a little more Louisiana and serves a group, Citrus Bowl Punch fits the bill!

Photo Courtesy of Food52

Citrus Bowl Punch
Makes 15 servings
Adapted from Martha Stewart’s Whiskey Sour recipe.

  • 3 cups bourbon
  • 3 cups orange juice
  • 2 ¼ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • Sliced citrus fruits and mint or basil leaves (optional)
  • Ice

In a large bowl, stir together first four ingredients until sugar is dissolved. If desired, add slices of citrus fruit and mint or basil leaves to the bowl as a garnish. Add ice to the glasses (not the bowl) to prevent watering down the punch and ladle the punch into glasses.

Cheers and go LSU Tigers! Also…

LSU Campus Needlepoint Belt by Brewster Belt Company

As mentioned above, here is Brewster Belt’s LSU Needlepoint Belt, which features the Tiger mascot enclosure, Alex Box Baseball Stadium, Pete Maravich Basketball Center, Tiger Football Stadium, Student Union and Memorial Tower.

 Brewster Belt wishes Louisiana the best of luck and if you need any classy LSU Tigers gear to show your support for your team, Brewster Belt has got you covered with custom, hand-stitched collegiate designs featuring LSU and other colleges with college campus needlepoint belts, wallets, key fobs, pillows and dog collars.

LSU College Campus Needlepoint Belt