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Braided Leather-Lace Belt Craft

Photography: Raymond Hom

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2010


To make this braided, hip-slung leather belt, we used 20 1/3 yards of leather cord, cut into 3 equal pieces. This will make an 84-inch-long belt; size up or down accordingly.



  1. Holding the 3 leather pieces together, bend them in half; tie a knot about 2 inches from the bend, making a loop with 6 strands.

  2. Put the center loop over a coat hook (or a big toe), divide the strands into 3 sections of 2 each, and braid. Near the end, knot to secure. Then knot the individual strands.

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