Leather pull DIY
Here’s a quick DIY that cost less than £15 to make… and for that I made 6 pulls. This included buying the tools! Bargain!
What you need:
•An old leather belt.
•6 round head bolts with nuts (I used cup bolts). Try to get 4mm as these are slightly less clunky looking.
•rotary cutter (you can buy these online for less than £5).
•leather hole punch (again, these can be purchased for less than £5).
• metal ruler.
Rotary cutter and leather hole punch
This isn’t going to be a step-by-step, just a bit of a guiding hand…
I really wanted aged brass bolts but I’m too impatient to wait for anything so decided to make my own. A coat of primer, then some gold spray paint gave the brassy look, then aged down by rubbing on some black acrylic paint.
To work out the size of the pull I made a pattern from paper first and punched out the two holes either end for the bolt. This ensured that the loop was big enough to be able to get my finger through, before I committed to the leather.
Once I had worked out the size, I used the metal ruler to cut the 6 strips for the handles. (if you’ve never used a rotary cutter before, they are AMAZING! They make an otherwise difficult job, ridiculously easy).
Using the punch, I made two holes at either end of each tab for the bolts.
And that’s it! So easy! And the best part… cheap!!