Fusion Belt

Based upon a hybrid of a weight lifting belt and an Obi sash, this design has been on my mind for several years. Like the belts below it is comprised of three layers.

First I drafted a pattern and made a cloth version with a layer of interfacing. This is the leather prototype. There will be other modifications as the design evolves. So fortifying to wear!

Refined or Rugged

Belts made this winter.
One happens to match the terra cotta pots in the background. Simple and sleek, with a smooth texture.
Another, with a more rugged look, a work-a-day belt.

To assemble, belts require a sewing machine with a powerful motor. These are made of three layers--the outer leather, a lining and a structural material between the two.