DIY studded Leather Belt Tutorial

Written by Mandy Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue.

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I love working with leather, but if you’re new to the material, it can be intimidating. If you’re looking for an easy, on-trend project to dip your toe in the water of working with leather, or you’re just looking for the perfect DIY accessory for cinching the waist of a recent longer, looser zippy top creation, perhaps, I’ve got you covered today. This belt is super cute and, even better, super easy!

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DIY Studded Leather Belt // Supplies: 1.5″ wide white leather strap, utility hole punch, craft or utility knife, 2 button stud closures, ruler, pen, screw-on studs

DIY Leather Studded Belt

Step 1: In one end of the your leather strap, punch two holes about 0.75″ apart, and screw a button stud closure into each.

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Step 2: On the opposite end, punch two or more holes (depending on how adjustable you want your belt to be) just smaller than the button stud spaced about 3/4″ apart. Use a utility or craft knife to cut a small slit on one side of each of the holes. This method allows the stud to slip on but not off when you’re wearing the belt.

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Step 3: Use a ruler and a pen to mark out the placement of your studs. I did 1-2-1 kind of pattern with spaced about 0.75″ apart.

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Step 4: Punch a hole over each of the marks, and screw a stud into each.

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  1. […] Kate from See Kate Sew shares a tutorial showing how you can whip up a studded leather belt, no sewing required.  It’s an easy project to update your wardrobe.  It’s made from a strip of leather with leather studs added as accents.  Button studs and holes make the closure.  Add extra holes to make it adjustable.  Go to See Kate Sew for the DIY. […]