This is the most comfy belt I’ve made to date. Just last night I discovered that I actually CAN sew leather with my sewing machine. Turns out the “leather” needle that I had used in the past was really dull. Now that I have a legit, sharper than sharp leather needle, my machine handles the leather just fine. Now I’m going crazy thinking of all the awesome things I can make with leather. Leather skirt? Leather boxes? Leather purse? OH, you have no idea how excited this makes me.
Also, it turns out that sewing leather is even more satisfying than sewing through paper. Not quite sure how that’s possible, but it is. Using this 3″ elastic, I made an über comfy wide belt. You know how some belts just don’t budge as you move? or it’s just too loose? With the elastic that problem is solved.
I had originally planned on making a really elaborate belt, but as I was working on the project, I decided to keep it simple. I’m glad I did. This belt is also perfect for layering with other belts. I love the layered effect.
Have you tried sewing leather with a machine? What are your thoughts about it?
Elastic courtesy of rufflefabric.com