If you have never worked with leather before, you may want to watch the Hole Punch Tools
Tools and Materials Needed:
- Cut your leather so it measures about 7 inches in length. (The button and loop will add 1/2 inch.)
- Using a Sharpie, mark a spot 1/4 inch from the end at the bottom of the band.
- Measure 3/4 inch from the last mark made and make a mark.
- Repeat step 3 until you have a total of 7 marks across the bottom.
- Repeat steps 2 through 4 along the top.
- Make 2 marks along the smaller edge of the band (the 1-and-1/2 inch wide portion). These marks will be the end, where you will add your loop and button. They need to be about 3/4 of an inch apart and not too close to the edge.
- Repeat step 6 at the other end.
- Use your 4mm punch to make holes everywhere you made marks. Make sure you don't punch too close to the edge of the bracelet, as the holes will tear.
- Count out 18 silver or gunmetal eyelets. Use your eyelet setter to apply and set eyelets everywhere you punched holes.
- Cut your suede so it measures about 36 inches (1 yard). Fold it in half. Make an overhead knot that will accommodate your button.
- Place the suede so that the knot is underneath the band. Take each end of suede through the holes at the end of the leather strap (these will be the 2 holes that are close together at the end of the band).
- Take the suede on the right over the band and down through the eyelet nearby.
- Take the same piece of suede under the band and up through the next eyelet.
- Take the suede over the band and down through the next eyelet.
- Repeat steps 13 and 14 until all holes along the bottom and the hole at the center of the right end have a piece of suede. The suede coming out of the last hole should be coming up through the band so it will lay across the print.
- Repeat steps 12 through 15 along the other side.
- Both pieces of suede should now be coming out of the 2 holes at the end of the band. Tie an overhand knot then tie a traditional knot. Add your button to one side of the suede. Tie another knot under the button. If you feel like you need one more knot, tie another.
- Cut excess cord and apply a dab of glue to each place where you cut the cord.
1.5" x 7.5" Leather Bracelet Blanks, Leopard/Zebra (Zebra)
3mm Micro Fiber Suede, Fuchsia (about 1 yard)
Antique Silver Leaf Button, 17mm
Mini Punch Set
Eyelet Setter Kit
Cutting tool such as Nipper tool or scissors