Traditional belt making by hand using a full grain leather
Here we share with you what is involved in making a leather jeans belt by hand. Even if modern factories use machines for efficiency and set 'knives' to cut the leather to the right pattern, the stages are still generally the same and belt making is quite a lengthy process as you will see. Sometimes stages are missed out such as finishing / burnishing the edges (leaving them natural instead) to keep labour costs down. We like our quality full grain belts to go through all the stages and see the whole process as a labour of love!