I think belts are an awesome accessory. With my “mom” wardrobe (jeans and a shirt), I like that I can add a little style and polish to a simple outfit just by adding a belt. I’ve made a few fabric belts in the past, and this is my first go at making a leather belt. The incredibly soft leather provided by the Leather Hide Store was a breeze to work with, and I’m thrilled with the end result.
I experimented with the leather and my die cut machine, and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I could use my embossing folders to emboss the leather. I then decided to see if I could cut the leather with my cut/emboss dies. These particular dies couldn’t cut the leather all the way through, but they created such a pretty impression that it gave me the idea to make an embossed belt.
(By the way….my Tim Holtz Sizzix dies did cut through the leather, and I made some fun leather tags. I’ll share that tutorial soon!)
Step three: Trim the ends to fit the buckle. (I reused a buckle from a broken belt.) Sew one end onto the buckle, and punch a hole in the other end.
I’ve teamed up with the Leather Hide Store for a fun giveaway! You can enter to win this belt PLUS a leather remnant (similar to the one I used, pictured below) that you can use to make whatever you want! This remnant is valued at over $50, and the quality is excellent for all your crafting needs. Good luck!
Disclosure: I was provided the leather remnants for the project and for the giveaway by Leather Hide Store, but all ideas, tutorials, and opinions are my own.