DIY Wide Leather Wrap Belt with Raw Edges x2


I love a good leather wrap belt… and a wide one with raw edges is more versatile than you think, and really easy to make as well! Photo above from She’s A Lady outfit post.

My Inspiration…

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What You’ll Need…

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Make a narrow belt with smooth edges!

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NOTE: if the suede side doesn’t have any markings, you can reverse the lacing and wear it suede side out. Also note that dyed leather WILL leave marks on your clothes initially. My hands were gray by the end of this DIY.

By trying to make my DIYs super easy to follow, I end up with 100 steps …the short version really is …measure, cut, snip holes, lace up, wear. It’s actually REALLY easy!

Go to Tandy Leather Factory to find out more about where to buy leather …you can get it online!

Have Fun!

See how I wore it here: She’s A Lady

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Tupieta

    May 25, 2010 |

    I love this DIY. I’m a chunky chick and belts like these are what I need. You’re the ish and I love your blog!

    <3 Tupieta

  • Closet Fashionista

    May 25, 2010 |
  • dreamylacey

    May 25, 2010 |
  • Lisa Drives A Van

    May 25, 2010 |

    Wow that looks real nice! great tutorial xox

  • L

    May 25, 2010 |

    How cool! Love it!

  • Marisa

    May 25, 2010 |

    This is awesome! Love the raw edged version.

  • Brooke

    May 25, 2010 |

    Love it! Another great DIY. 🙂

  • Lexy

    May 25, 2010 |

    LOVE THIS! I could see this in bright colored leather with black sueded laces. Very clever and EASY! Thanks!

    Lexy of Beautylicious Fashionista

  • Adventures in Dressmaking

    May 25, 2010 |

    Very cute! Yours is 100 times more wearable than the inspirations, of course… love it!

  • Addict

    May 25, 2010 |

    Fantastic Maegan. Thanks for the DIY! I’m going to make it. May I publish it on my blog with a back link to yours?

  • Iva

    May 25, 2010 |

    SO BEAUTIFUL!! I love both cuts…for different styles! so awesome!!!

  • missvoltage

    May 25, 2010 |


  • anhesty

    May 25, 2010 |

    bad ass! i can’t wait to see you wear it with one of your outfits.

  • Sarah

    May 25, 2010 |

    fantastic DIY! love your stuff! very inspiring

  • Hollywood

    May 25, 2010 |

    I am a leather kind of Girl So I will definitely going to try that thing it’s so SEXY ! great Job as always =)

  • bananas.

    May 25, 2010 |

    you make it look so easy!!! i’m definitely gonna try this at home because my waist is a LACKING!

    i could see this giving me the hour glass figure i’ve always longed for.

  • God's Favorite Shoes!

    May 25, 2010 |

    I can hear the sobs from here…someone is crying hysterically because they just got fired from Balmain for being too stupid to realize that this belt can be made at home!

    Maegan…you are putting those poor designers out of business! Well done, lad. Well done.

    (*as I throw my head back again, clear my throat and laugh borishly loud at those fool designers*)

  • Fashion By He

    May 25, 2010 |

    wow it came out amazing, your gorgeous, love your style…the blog is absolutely the best of it all

    come follow the first ever fashion blog from a guys POV, let He know what you think

  • DaMnViXeN

    May 25, 2010 |

    thanks for the bright idea!! ^^

    The ViXeN’s LaiR

  • missrantsypants

    May 25, 2010 |

    I love this! Im gonna have to try my hand at this tonight when I get off work. I love all of your d.i.y.’s!

  • ebeepaperie

    May 25, 2010 |

    What a great idea!

  • Anonymous

    May 25, 2010 |

    cool belt idea! I hope your frenchie es doing fine and his bladder situation is not too serious. love dogs too, I own 4 pomeranians and also do not sleep when any of them is sick or if I do, I sleep on the floor besides them holding their paw jaja so you are not the only crazy doggy mom jaja saludos desde mexico!

  • Silvia

    May 25, 2010 |

    Hey maegan this diy post is amazing! I love both of them, but favorite is the first one! you have to show in a post how you wear it! 🙂



  • Maeko

    May 25, 2010 |

    Pretty damn brilliant, Maegan! Would love to see how you wear it.

    I’d like to post about this at

    Maeko, thereafterish.

  • L ~DIY Diva~

    May 25, 2010 |

    great job Meagan. cute and simple…..just how i like to see DIY done!

    fashion DIY @

  • corksandcaftans

    May 25, 2010 |

    AH. May. Zing. So happy I found your blog, I can tell I’m already going to be a huge fan. This is awesome; thank you for sharing!

    C @ Corks + Caftans

  • Andi

    May 25, 2010 |

    You’re freaking amazing!

  • DailyDivaDish

    May 25, 2010 |

    Gorgeous! Can’t wait for it to make an appearance in an outfit post.
    XO Piper

  • Tugba

    May 25, 2010 |

    Another great DIY Megan. Love it!thxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • MerciBlahBlah

    May 25, 2010 |

    Um, hello eh-heh-hexcellent leatherlicious wrappy obi-style belt, would you like to come live in my closet? Why yes, yes you would.

    Woman, you rock.


  • Anonymous

    May 25, 2010 |

    Best ever! Question: Do you think there is something you can spray or put on the raw/suede side to prevent the color transfer issue? Does the color just transfer from the raw side? Okay that was two questions! TIA.


  • Cassandra Dawn

    May 25, 2010 |

    Super cute, but quick question, will the markings left from the leather wash off your clothing?

    Much Love


    May 26, 2010 |

    Beautiful belt! x

  • Lyssa

    May 26, 2010 |

    K So simple yet AWESOME! I love how they look.
    And thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. It’s always fun to meet new bloggers! You have an amazing blog. Can’t wait to see more!

  • Maryn

    May 26, 2010 |
  • 6roove

    May 26, 2010 |

    and the next genial diy idea! you’re just great

    I must do it myself!

    hugs 🙂
    Watching the waves

  • SuzieM

    May 26, 2010 |

    this is a great DIY. i think i’m gonna try…


    May 26, 2010 |

    holy, you did it so gorgeously. i’ll try that too. this should make a good match to most of my clothes. thanks for sharing the steps!



  • Linda

    May 27, 2010 |

    i love this!!!
    This is so great!

  • Some Style...

    May 27, 2010 |

    wow, that is awsome! never would have thought how to do this myself! thx for this amazing DIY! wonderful!

  • Anonymous

    May 27, 2010 |

    My fave DIY so far! I love the raw edge look, so rad!

  • Olive Rosehips

    June 23, 2010 |

    I happen to have camel colored leather just sitting there in my stash wishing to be of use…it thanks you for this mahvelousnesss and so do I.


  • sewa mobil di surabaya

    June 30, 2010 |

    nice accesories
    i love it

  • Anonymous

    September 16, 2010 |

    I just made this with stuff from my fabric/ribbon box. I didn’t use leather, but instead I used my mom’s old jeans and a black ribbon. (I’m only 10 so I don’t have leather yet.)

  • Anna

    February 27, 2012 |

    Thanks for the tip. I didn’t think it will be that easy to make.

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