How to make your own skate leash

Hello Betties,

Today we are doing another diy project. We all know that skate leashes are a great thing to have. Of course you can buy them at your favorite skate supply store but if you are in a crafty mood, own a sewing machine and have a few free minutes here is how to make your own.

For the purpose of this blog post I’m going to assume you have a basic knowledge of a sewing machine and sewing.

Supplies:

  • 4.5 feet of 1″ cotton belting (I used that because it’s soft but you can also use 1″ nylon webbing)
  • 4.5 feet of 5/8″ ribbon (this is optional since its just for decoration)
  • sewing thread that matches your belting or the ribbon
  • two 1″ D-rings
  • pins, scissors and a sewing machine

I bought all my supplies at my local craft store. Because the ribbon came on a 9 foot roll and the D-rings in a pack of four I bought double the amount of belting (9 feet) and spent less than $11 after coupons for supplies to make two leashes.

Instructions:

My first step was to secure the ribbon on the belting with a pin. Then I sewed it on to the belting with a zigzag stitch. I made sure to go back and forth a few times.

 

 

Then I stitched the ribbon on to the belting with a simple running stitch.

When I came to the end of the belting I cut the ribbon to the same length and repeated the zigzag stitch on that end. Then I sewed the other side of the ribbon to the belting with a running stitch.

At the end I secured my thread and cut it.

 

 

 

Next I grabbed my D-ring and slid it on the decorated belting.

 

 

 

 

For the next step I threaded the belting back through the D-ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and then I folded the end over about an inch and a halff securing it with a pin.

 

 

I did the same thing on the opposite side.

To secure the ends I did a running stitch back and forth a few times in two places as you can see in the pictures.

This is how it should look from the other side.

 

I repeated that step on the other side and was done!

Stay tuned for more Derby inspired DIYs and helpful hints brought to you by Bout Betties.

 

Derby Love,

Lil’ArieHell

 

 

4 Comments
  1. The step by step images aren’t loading for me! I would love to make this, but I don’t see a final result picture.

    • Hey Sarah, thanks so much for bringing this to our attention. We will work on getting the post pictures updated ASAP.
      Derby Love
      -Taco Bruiseday

  2. I just made this and I think a 4.5 feet ended up being to long I think 3 feet might have been better.

    • That’s a great hint for someone who likes their leash a bit shorter. Thank you.

      Derby Love ArieHell

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