First your cut the two straps 6 cm wide and 53,5 cm long from 2,8 mm leater
Previously I cut the straps with a strapcutter. This was not that easy so this time I decided to use my new round knife. I haven't used my round knife for any "important" cuts yet so I was a bit nervous when I began cutting. I marked the cutting lines using a wing divider.
In between the straps I use a 14mm round punch
A 18x4mm oblong punch is used to cut the holes. I think a 16 or 17 would be better but only have a 18mm.
The ends on the straps for the buckles are skived. As you can see on the pictures I accidently cut one of the straps too short. I hope it will be okay anyway.
Then the edges are beveled
Læderfedt is applied.
The same 18x4 oblong punch is used to make holes for the buckles.
The backside gets some water to help bend the strap.
The stitching holes are marked.
A small mark is stamped into the corner