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!


  1. I love it! And thanks for showing your "high" belting style -- it is often where I think belts would look best on me, but I don't always have the courage to wear it there. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I love the color of your leather, and I think the flower on top looks fabulous!!!

    Great job!

  3. Gorgeous! The pale blue is so nice!

  4. I can't believe you made a belt - SO AWESOME! Looks great w/ your outfit and the flower :) Thanks for sharing!

  5. How fabulous is that!

  6. Wow! Leather-- you're amazing! I love the flower. It is really cool and versitile.

  7. Darling! and you know that people who look like you can wear anything and it looks cute! I am built like a stubby cigar, so belts never looked good on me - but I sure can appreciate how cute they are on someone else! Love the flower. :-)

  8. Very cute! I have been wanting to work with leather lately too and you have given me some great ideas! Thanks!

  9. What a great idea! Sometimes it's hard to find belts that fit just right. I guess I can make one now! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Way to go! I want to make a belt! It looks great with that flower! I will feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com on Sunday! (along with the flower.)

  11. How cute are you? I have recently been sewing with leather, and it is sooo much fun! Yay for thrifted leather garments. I too will be sad when my leather is gone!


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