Vintage Belts

Every now and then I find something that reminds me of my childhood (which is a nice way of saying I am feeling my age!).

Leather Belt

Leather Belt

I found this pair of belts in a mixed bag of clothing and I was immediately transported back to my early teens. I can remember making belts like this with my slightly older friend and role model in her house down the road.

Back of Belt

Back of Belt

This one isn’t really difficult to make. You cut the symmetrical shapes out of leather and with one shape open at the back, fold the others through the holes, finishing off with leather ties when you get to the desired length.

Side of Belt

Side of Belt

This belt is a little more complicated, made from alternating discs of red leather and fur (I think rabbit), held together by cris-crossed leather laces.

Fur and Leather Belt

Fur and Leather Belt

This should still be straightforward to make.

Front of Belt

Front of Belt

Although I’m not sure if I would want to wear one of these now – in fact, despite happily making them back in the seventies I can’t remember ever wearing one.

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