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.
Round leather cord, 3 mm, in Natural, $10 for a 10 m spool, leathercordusa.com.
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.
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.