How to Make a Belt From Scratch

Welcome back to Friday DIY, where we spend hours making everyday things, because shopping in stores is for quitters. This week's project is a leather belt, and I was lucky enough to be schooled in the art of belt making by a young man named Maximum Cohen. » 4/05/13 4:45pm 4/05/13 4:45pm

Max used a long metal ruler and a box cutter to cut a…

How To Make An Envelope Clutch

Oh, handbags. Next to underwear, shoes, and swimsuits, it's hard to think of a fashion item with a less attractive cost-per-square-inch. But if you have a few hours, a few beers, some leather and a needle and thread, you too can make a gorgeous, top-quality bag of your own. No sewing machine required. » 8/19/11 5:20pm 8/19/11 5:20pm

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