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    A handmade leather belt made from scratch? Yes you can with our Leather Belt Making Workshop with Steven Soria of Make Smith Leather Company. Steven will teach us how to make an authentic cowhide belt that is accurately sized, burnished and ready to wear out the door when you’re finished. Joined by his father, Steven will also share his third-generation knowledge of leather resources, dyes and vocabulary of the trade.

    Sunday, January 26th 2014, 2 - 5 PM

    *Please arrive 15 minutes early.

    WHERE: Poketo Store, 820 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

    Registration Price: $125
    Class size is limited: 20


    You will get to take home, (or even wear!) your own handmade leather and a rotary leather hole puncher, not to mention a wealth of knowledge from two professional leather craftsmen.

    Please wear closed toed shoes! We don’t want any bruised toes!

    Should you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please visit our FAQ's page here or email


    What You Need:

    • Leather belt or leather scraps
    • scissors or exacto knife
    • hammer
    • nail to create hole (or use and awl or screw punch)
    • screws to fit original hardware including washer and nut
    • screwdriver


    Remove your original hardware and use the length of the holes for a measurement guide, for new placements measure to taste . Allow for slight overlap. Cut strips of leather or belt by using sharp scissors or exacto knife. To puncture hole, use a hammer and nail (or an awl or screw punch). Thread your screws into leather hole and then through your drawer or cabinet. Fasten with your washer and nut. Make sure it is secure, to tighten use pliers.

    Make Smith recently worked with Stacey Millet of The Sunday Sparkle on a fun D.I.Y. project. Check out the post here.