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Leather Cincher

Added Nov 11, 2009

by leeshv

Simcoe, Canada






So I now have an obsession with sewing leather. I found a supply of surplus leather at a local shop, and have been spending money on it ever since. I refined my first design by integrating the fastening straps into the belt instead of top stitching them. I used brass colored D-Rings on this one. I found that buying the proper leather needles for my machine helped a lot.

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By leeshv at etsy




Garment Type

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    Dec 5, 2009, 03.29 PMby Lee Avant

    Cute Belt! I´m thinking about working with leather for the first time, (for straps on a dress) any advice?

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      Dec 5, 2009, 06.25 PMby leeshv

      Choose thin leather and use a leather needle in your machine. My machine would go through about three layers with a little difficulty. Just experiment on a small scrap before diving in…good luck!

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    Nov 12, 2009, 07.24 PMby tejka

    great colour!

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    Nov 12, 2009, 12.55 AMby chynas

    i absolutely LOVE this!

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    Nov 11, 2009, 09.53 PMby pixelink

    I’m a fan, well done!!

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    Nov 11, 2009, 03.56 PMby littlevigilante

    I love the leather waist cincher and would love to see more!

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    Nov 11, 2009, 02.51 PMby milkyway

    Bravo, great changes you made from you first project, look so pro!!!

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    Nov 11, 2009, 02.29 PMby melonhead

    This is super cool! I love the color.

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    Nov 11, 2009, 11.30 AMby Jodi Wade

    I really like this! If I had the money I would definitely buy it from you! I like the shape and the overlapping bits.

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    Nov 11, 2009, 10.14 AMby irmchen

    In the past when I sewed leather I also used a special sewing machine foot out of teflon. I think the most important thing to be succesful in sewing with leather is the motor of your sewing machine: if it is not powerful enough you get into trouble and the machine skips stiches. (right words??) However: You made your belt qiet perfect! LIKE IT!

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    Nov 11, 2009, 02.42 AMby reneebies

    AWESOMEEEE. The color is so cool! I want one.

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