How To Make A Hand Crafted $100 Leather Belt For $25-Easy Tutorial Shows You Exactly How To Do It

This tutorial will teach you how to make a $100 full-grain leather belt for around $25. When you’re finished, you’ll have a better quality leather belt than the belts you’d pay big bucks for at the mall. The belt you will last for many, many years.

It’s very easy to get into beginning leather craft. Most cities have leather goods store such as Tandy Leather factory.

Below the tutorial are the things you will need to make your belt, and where to get them. Click the middle right of each image (where it says next) to see the tutorial in the correct order.

 

Things You’ll Need To Buy To Make Your Belt

  • Belt blank $10. You can use any width but 1.5″ is the max width for most of my jeans’ belt loops. Make sure you buy a full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather blank.
  • Belt buckle $1-20. Use any buckle you want. Get one from a vintage store or online. The width of the buckle and the belt blank need to be the same.
  • (optional) Belt keep of matching width $1. You can get a metal belt keep, a leather one, or get a buckle that doesn’t need a keep.
  • (optional) All-in-one water based dye $9. This is a good dye for beginners. It won’t rub off on clothing or skin after the dye has dried (about 24 hours). Forgo the dye if you want a natural or nude colored belt.
  • If you don’t already have a rotary punch, you should buy one. It will pay for itself with just one use.
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