WARNING: Contains information by a nonprofessional. I am not an expert at any of these skill.
Constructive criticism is welcome.
A metal straight edge is helpful when cutting leather from pattern
Cutting from pattern
If I need to mark the leather I use a pencil and rub the marks off later.
Attach belt loops
Do this sewing first. If you forget and do it last it will be alot harder.
Stitch up sides starting at bottom
Tying up loose ends
I apply drops of melted bees wax in the middle of my square knot. Otherwise the knot will become untyed.
Tools and supplies to make a custom closure
Holes punch, eyelet setter, brass eyelets, 1/16 brass rod, panhead screw, knurl nut, acorn nut
Make pattern, bend rod
Installed looks like this
Punch hole, install screw, knurl nut, and acorn nut.