Making Regalia – How to Construct Leather Belts – Craft Tutorial

Making Regalia – How to Construct Leather Belts – Craft Tutorial

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown October 21st, 2014 Last Updated on: November 24th, 2019

Host Juaquin Lonelodge is back for Season 2 of Making Regalia.

In the first episode he shows us how to construct leather belts, which he says an absolute regalia necessity.

Related Info – How to make a traditional dream catcher

Making Regalia – Season 2 – Episode 1 from CATV47 on Vimeo.

You can catch Making Regalia on the FNX Network or CATV47.com Check your local listings for times.

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This is helpful! thank you for sharing.

Verna Clinton

Streaming is slow. Havent watch whole show. Great job.


I wouldn’t recommend a box cutter because it’s too easy to slice your finger open, but there is an actual tool for setting spots. It’s called a spot setter. You just line it up where you want the spots and hit it with a hammer. It is basically a two hole punch for leather.

Connie Hickok

Do you have anything on beaded belts?

G Mayo

The leather you are using is not rawhide, it is saddle leather or belting. To teach this stuff, you got to be precise in what you tell people. Rawhide would be ok, but it is super hard and could be uncomortable. Since Rawhide is Raw, untanned leather, some oil my come out on regalia. Latigo is also ok, but oil tanned so the oil can come out on your regalia as with the rawhide. Your teaching method is good, but you appolojize a little too much, and repeat some.

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