Use a fabric measuring tape. Please remember to measure the part of your waist where would you like your waist beads to sit.
1) Remove or lift any layers of clothing that cover your waist.
2) Measure where you want your beads to sit for example below or above your navel.
3) Stand up straight while measuring.
4) Start from the very beginning of the tape and wrap around your waist without sucking your stomach in.
5) Re-measure yourself one or two more times for accuracy.