We are so proud of our NEW Leather Belts! We have learned a lot since the first belts we made 5 years ago! These belts are made with 3 layers of Leather, locally sourced. The outside piece is a full grain dyed leather. Full grain means you can tell it was hide of an actual animal that roamed around and got scratched and had wrinkles. It is lovely!
The middle piece is there for support. Unseen but extremely important for the integrity of the piece. Like so many unseen things, don't you think? And the third piece on the inside is Split Leather. This gives it a softer more comfortable feel and makes the belt pliable.
The three pieces are then put together with a bonding substance and then sewn around the perimeter of the belt using a foot powered treadle sewing machine for best control and strength. Also helps to use these machines where electricity is sometimes difficult to come by!
The holes are hand punched one inch apart and fitted to the Nickel plated buckle. Two rivets secure the leather that loops through the buckle to hold it in place. The size is stamped in the top inside flap of each belt. And we make them from 30" to 46" . We celebrate diversity of girth!
What an amazing gift this would be for anyone that appreciates quality leather goods! I imagine it is a belt that will last a life time!