Make a Leather Belt
All levels | 24 min 2 sec
Make a Leather Belt
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.
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
  • Mallet
  • 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, and Alternatively, you can use faux leather/polyurethane(PU) or vegan leather.
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
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Class Reviews
57 users recommended this class to a friend
Alan Tanner
A good idea to reduce the thickness of the turn over piece (billet) to take away some bulk . Also, put some pvc or locktite glue in the female end of the Chicago screw so it does not come undone
6 days ago
Jenn N
Lots of great info in this class!
February 22, 2023
Toby cooper
I always wanted to know what tools I would need to attempt making a belt that fits me. This was taught in a manner that a novice can make without stressing. A very interesting class. I like what I saw.
More than 3 months ago