Make a Leather Belt
Beginner | 24 min
Learn how to make your own leather belt with Treasure of Nikki&Mallory who designs modern, bohemian-inspired leather handbags, accessories, and home décor. Leatherwork may seem daunting, but Treasure will tell you exactly where to source your leather and tools, show you various ways to cut leather, and demonstrate how to add hardware and finish leather edges. Whether you style your belt on a favorite pair of jeans or over a long, cozy cardigan, you'll have the skills to create the perfect belt for every outfit.
What you'll get:
Learn how to:
- Make a leather belt
- Cut leather strips with a strap cutter
- Adhere two layers of leather together
- Refine and dye the edges of leather for a smooth finish
- Measure belt holes and properly punch them out
- Attach belt hardware
What you'll get:
- Step-by-step instructions from Treasure of Nikki&Mallory showing you how to make and assemble a leather belt
- 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
- Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF pattern
- The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 5-6oz pre-cut 50" long 3/4" wide veg tanned leather straps
- Printed or solid hair-on hide - purchase a half hide, approx. 7-8 sq ft.
- Rotary cutter and cutting surface
- Leather strap cutter (optional)
- Pen or pencil
- S-18 All Purpose Cement
- 3/4" belt buckle
- Two Chicago screws - either 1/2" or 1/4" depending on the thickness of your leather
- Emery board for sanding
- Edge Kote - Treasure is using Golden Brown
- Small dish for Edge Kote
- Edge dye roller pen
- Gum tragacanth
- Wool dauber
- Leather edge burnisher
- Rotary leather hole punch
- 3/4" oblong punch
- Pound board or thick wood block - Treasure's set-up is three layers purchased separately: a poly cutting board, quartz or marble slab, and a pound board
- Leather can be purchased at WeaverLeatherSupply.com, Wickett-Craig.com, and RMLeatherSupply.com. Alternatively, you can use faux leather/polyurethane(PU) or vegan leather.
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