You need a new leather belt and you have the ideal design in mind: Simple, practical and in your favorite colors. You are encouraged to do it, totally, it is for you and nothing happens if it does not turn out as you expected, it is part of learning how to make leather for belts. If leather catches your eye and you are determined to try making your own leather belt. We teach you what type of material you should look for to make it the ideal leather for belts.
You already know how leather pieces are sold, but you did not expect to find so many options within your reach and you feel a little disoriented. You ask yourself “Which one will go best for my belt?” “Will it stay the way I want or because the leather is too delicate, my belt could break? Will it last me or just break down out of nowhere? What are the aspects that I should take into account when choosing leather for belts?
Don't worry about all those questions that arise. With the information that we are going to give you about the different types of leather, skins and their uses, we hope to help you make that decision more easily.
Not without first mentioning that at Curtidos Menacho we have a wide variety of skins and leather for handicrafts and leather goods in general, explore our leather catalog and we assure you that you will find your ideal piece of leather for belts.
Leather for belts according to its animal origin
At some point you have touched cow or pig skin, we can assure you that the sensation is totally different in each case. These sensations have a lot to do with the type of hair on the animal. And those differences in the hair are going to translate into different characteristics in the leather.
Other factors that also influence the leather of the animal are the type of food it is fed, whether it is raised in the field or in captivity, its age and how well it has been maintained. From the youngest animals, finer and more valuable hides are obtained.
These characteristics are difficult to know because you are not during the breeding process of the animal, but it is information that you should know if you are training in the world of leather and leather goods.
Leather for belts usually comes in strips of a predefined width, you can cut it and adapt it to the style you prefer, as well as its length.
What you do have to keep in mind when buying leather for belts is which animal is the best leather for this type of piece. The best animals that produce the ideal leather for belts are: cows, pigs, horses, and calves.
Cowhide, depending on the section from which it was obtained and its thickness, can be used from making masks and molding with the leather from the belly area, to making shoe soles when its thickness is 4 or 5 mm, going through the manufacture of bags, briefcases, boxes and as leather for belts when they come in medium thickness.
Pony leather is used in a similar way to cowhide, however, this leather is not as flexible in terms of variety, so it is rarely seen in leather pieces.
Calfskin is used to make quilted bags and belts, wallets and purses, plus it works very well as a lining for other textile pieces.
Pigskin can also be used to make bags, belts, wallets, purses and even briefcases.
Knowing a little more about the types of leather for belts that can be used in your projects and with extra information on other items that you can create with this type of leather, we invite you to visit our catalog and choose the one you like best for that you begin to create wonderful handmade pieces.