How do I make the perfect hole in my belt?
Method 1: Hammer and Nail (or an Awl) That’s right, all you need is a hammer and nail to get the job done. Even the simplest of toolboxes will have this. Simply find a nail that is similar in size to the holes on your belt, line it up with the mark for your new hole, and drive it through with the hammer.
How do you measure a belt hole?
Lay the belt on a clean, flat surface. Start the tape measure at the hole you use and measure to the end of the belt, where it meets the buckle. Belts are measured in inches and you should round to the nearest inch. If you measure 36 inches, you will want to purchase a size 36 belt.
How do you make a belt hole at home?
Find a nail of a similar size to the existing holes. Place the nail over where you want the new hole to be and hammer it through the leather. For neatness, try to do this in as few hits as possible. If the leather is thick, use the point of a knife to make an indentation and work the nail into it.
How far apart are belt holes?
Each belt has 7 holes which are each 1 inch apart.
Where do you punch a belt hole?
The standard measurement between belt holes is 1 inch, center to center. Use a ruler or measuring device to mark the location of the new hole with either a pen or a Sharpie. Typically it does not matter which side of the belt you mark on since the plan is to remove that piece of leather.
Is each belt hole an inch?
Most of our belts are sized from the buckle fold to the center hole. A size 36″ belt will have a center hole at 36 inches and two holes on either side of the center hole, each spaced one inch apart.
How much overhang should a belt have?
HOW SHOULD THE BELT LOOK ONCE IT’S FASTENED. Once it’s fastened, the belt should always have to be a few inches of leather sticking out. This should be just enough to tuck it under the first belt loop or the loop on the belt (if it has one).
How do you make a belt loop?
How to make belt loops
- Fold your strip in half lengthwise and press.
- Fold the long raw edges in to the center fold and press.
- Fold in half again lengthwise, and press the original center fold again.
- Stitch close to the edge of both long sides of the strip.
- Cut into 5 loops, each 3 1/2″ long.