Over time I’ve shared just a few DIY initiatives and alteration guides to assist guarantee a well-fitting wardrobe, significantly for a petite body. And one device that’s come in useful time and time once more on a wide range of equipment is my trusty leather-based puncher (may discover it at most main craft shops). For underneath $15, this gadget pays for itself by saving even only one journey to the cobbler.
I’ve featured it just a few instances already through the years, however wished to focus on some alternate makes use of for it along with belts! I additionally wished to shortly present how I’d fashion this fancier gown extra casually!
1. Belt Strap
To punch clean-cut round holes in a belt so it may possibly match tighter or looser. That is the traditional use and why I initially purchased mine as a result of I struggled to search out belts that match. Merely measure the place you need the brand new gap to be, mark it with a pencil on the again facet of the belt, rotate the device head to the proper sized gap and punch!
When finished, I take advantage of a toothpick or sharp device to take away the round leather-based cutout piece from the device spoke in order that it received’t have an effect on your subsequent punch. FYI, you have to to make use of each arms and exert some energy to essentially punch, particularly if the leather-based belt is on the thicker facet.
Additionally see: Methods to knot the lengthy tail of your belt so it’s not flapping
2. Leather-based Purse Straps
I’ve used my puncher just a few instances on crossbody straps the place even the final gap continues to be too lengthy on a petite body!
Additionally see: What to do with the lengthy strap tail on a crossbody bag
3. Shoe Ankle Straps & Slingback Straps
Ankle strap or slingback sneakers too tight? Or so free that they preserve sliding off? The smallest gap setting on my leather-based puncher device is a tad greater than the holes on my shoe straps, but it surely nonetheless works!
4. Leather-based Watch Strap
Like with my shoe straps, the smallest gap on my puncher device is a little bit greater than my watch strap holes, but it surely nonetheless works and retains the prong in place. If use on a watch strap is a precedence, be certain to discover a puncher that has a tiny gap possibility within the rotary head.