How to Glue a Leather Belt


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Valued for its durability, leather is one material used to make professionally-manufactured belts. Leather is available at your local fabric or arts and crafts store and can be made into an inexpensive belt to complete your favorite outfit. For your own belt, gluing two pieces of leather together can give you a stronger hold.

Lay the strips of leather for your belt on a flat work surface, rough sides facing up.

Apply a generous amount of all-purpose cement to the rough side of each leather piece. Some cement products may come with an application brush; if not, use a stiff-bristled brush to spread the cement. Spread it across the entire leather section, up to about 1/2 inch from the edge of the leather piece.

Press the leather pieces firmly together. Be sure to press your hands over the whole surface of the piece so the entire area receives a direct point of contact. If any excess glue escapes the seams, wipe it away with paper towels or a clean rag or towel.

Allow the glue to dry completely before continuing with design or wear. Drying times will vary; some adhesives can take up to four hours to dry. Consult your product's instructions for specific details.