Bridle Belt Making Class


On this two-hour belt making class, you will learn to make a sturdy leather belt from naturally  veg. tanned leather with a solid brass buckle. The belt is fun to make, beautiful to look at and immensely satisfying to wear!

Dates & Time

2 – 4pm

Saturday 22 October ,  5 November,  3 December


The belt is available in brown, black, green or natural oak bark tanned 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 and burnish the leather
  • 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 from Abbey England in Cheshire and made from naturally veg. tanned or oak bark tanned bridle leather. The veg. tanned leather comes from Italy and the oak bark tanned leather from one of England’s last pit tanneries, J & FJ Baker in Devon. Naturally veg. tanned 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!

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