Yesterday I had the thought that fabric belts would be fast and easy to make. And I was ever right! I decided to sew some pink ribbon on one side, to cover the place where the two edges meet. And contrary to a previous hypothesis, I found that I actually can sew quite straight. Slowing down and being careful -- who knew that straight stitching was that easy?! :) I had some D-rings left over from a different belt-making project that never materialized, and they worked out perfectly.
Here's the final product... does the fabric look familiar? It matches my bag. Thanks again, Erika, for encouraging me to buy it in the first place!