How to Easily Make a Cute DIY Leather Belt Out of Leather Cord

Curly Made
by Curly Made
5 Materials
10 Minutes

In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make a leather belt. When deciding how to make a belt, I came across this silver hook thing that’s mostly used for bracelets, and I thought it would be really cool to use it as a belt.

This DIY leather belt is the perfect accessory for both pants and dresses and is shockingly easy to make. Let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Hook closure with slider piece
  • Leather cord
  • Measuring tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors
Measuring the waist

1. Measure the length of your waist

Wrap the measuring tape twice around your waist so that the ends meet in the front. This will give you the measurement for the length of the cord.

Cutting the leather cord to size

2. Cut the leather cord

Cut the leather cord to the size you measured in the previous step.

How to make a leather belt

3. Wrap the cord around your waist

Fold the cord in half and then wrap it around your waist just to make sure it’s the right size or to see if it needs any adjustment.

Placing the closure on the cord

4. Place the closure slider onto the leather cord

Next, I’m going to show you how to make a belt buckle. Start by taking the extra piece that comes with the hook closure and sliding it on both ends of the leather cord. 

Creating a loop with the leather cord

Then, slide this piece all the way to the end of the cord so it creates this small, tight loop.

How to make a belt buckle with a bracelet fastening

5. Attach the hook closure

Add glue to the hook closure, then attach the glued side to both ends of the leather cord. 

How to make a belt

Let it dry and the belt is ready to use. Just hook the loop around the closure and use the extra piece to tighten the loop so it doesn’t fall out. 

DIY leather belt

Here are the finished results! 

DIY leather belt tutorial

I hope you had fun making this DIY leather belt. I’d love to know what you guys came up with, so let me know down below how you guys would style this! Thanks for joining.

Suggested materials:
  • Hook closure with slider piece
  • Leather cord
  • Measuring tape
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