July 15, 2010

What to do with the leather - Part 2

Guess what?  I made a belt!  I'm never done that before and I'm a little excited.  It was pretty easy.  I used up some more leather.  (I'm going to be so sad when it's all gone.) 

Here's how I did it.

I found a belt that fit me the way I wanted it to and cut my leather to be a few inches longer.  You have to have room to fold it over and sew it.  I also made it a bit wider to fit the buckle I purchased (at Hobby Lobby for $1.99).

Next I sewed a little loop for the belt to go through.  This is tricky to sew and frankly, I didn't sew it all the way across.  I sewed it the best I could without sewing over the loop itself.

Then I folded over the belt, lacing it through the buckle and the loop and sewing on the two lines as shown.  Lastly, I punched the holes at the end with a leather hole punch.  (Sorry, no picture.)

It can be worn by itself, like a normal belt.

Or, you could clip on yesterday's leather flower for a little more spice.  Fun , huh?

Now I'm just thinking of what outfits I'm going to use it with.

Thanks for dropping in and thanks for all the feedback about doing a hair week.  I think it's a go.  Thanks for the enthusiasm!


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