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24 Sep 2013 - 15:05107531
Belt fastening
I am making a new belt for my M. Bison costume. I've got a buckle that I made out of worbla, and it's very securely glued to one end of the belt leather.

I now just need to figure out a way to make it fasten on the other side. There is some velcro on the remaining space on the worbla from the previous attempt, however I had difficulty sticking the other side of the velcro to the leather with it's standard adhevise, or with hotglue. I have some araldite, maybe that will be enough?

It's not actually holding anything up, and just needs to fit snugly around my waist - can do that by just cutting it to size at the moment.

Any suggestions that will probably be better than velcro appreciated. I haven't trimmed it to size yet, so can even attach it to the back of the other side of the belt - although that's not preferable as the buckle will stick out at a weird angle.

26 Sep 2013 - 09:49107579
Hook and eye fastners maybe?

You can get the bra type and the trouser type from the haberdashery section of your nearest craft/sewing shop. Or online I suppose

26 Sep 2013 - 12:57107581
The Velcro might stick better to the leather if you use superglue. Sometimes leather and hot glue just don't work well together. If you'd rather a different type of fastening, popper studs work well.

Last edited by puzzledpenguin (26 Sep 2013 - 12:58)
26 Sep 2013 - 20:02107612
Yeah I find pleather/leather/pvc doesn't work well with hot glue, try impact adhesive, that generally sticks anything to anything

26 Sep 2013 - 20:48107614
all the ones you have mentioned had a thin layer of some form of plastic, if you need something to stick on lets say pleather you actually need to sand the fabric, get rid of the top layer, it might not look great but it should work

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30 Sep 2013 - 07:08107746
Awesome, thanks for all the suggestions!

I did manage to velcro it in the end, I scored the areas I was sticking to just to increase the surface area. Worked well enough for the day.

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