Bridle Belt Making Class


On this three-hour belt making class, you will learn to make a sturdy leather belt from English bridle leather with a keeper, solid brass buckle and D-ring. The belt is fun to make, beautiful to look at and immensely satisfying to wear!


The belt is available in brown or black oak bark bridle leather, in two widths and three lengths:

  • 1 1/4″ or 1 1/2″ wide
  • Small 30″ – 32″, Medium 32″ – 34″, Large 36″ – 38″

…and is ideal to wear with denim or chinos. (Use the guide shown to calculate the length you need, measuring from the centre bar of the buckle to the hole you use most often).

This class captures everything that we love about teaching leather craft, just the right balance of tactile materials and technical difficulty, that will have you glowing with pride when you’ve finished it.

On the course

You’ll learn to:

  • Nourish the leather with saddle soap
  • Punch the stitch holes
  • Finish and polish the edges
  • Saddle stitch the belt together
  • Punch and fit the screw rivet
  • Shape the end and punch the buckle holes

This belt is built to last with a solid British buckle and D-ring from Abbey England in Cheshire and made from natural oak bark bridle leather from one of England’s last pit tanneries, J & FJ Baker in Devon. Their beautiful bridle leather become more supple and develops a beautiful patina the more your wear and handle it; plus the belt is fully repairable, because if any stitching comes undone you’ll have the skills to fix it!


We need a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 to run the class,.Why not get a group of friends together and join us for a class?  Simply select your belt colour, belt length and hardware colour at checkour and then email us to arrange a convenient date for your course at a time to suit during the week, on a Thursday or Friday evening or at the weekend.

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