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Make Your Own Leather Harness In Just 5 Steps

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Harness your inner fashionista with this edgy accesory that can take a basic look to the next level

This super simple sewing project will have a big impact on any outfit. Layer this harness over dresses for a lil’ grit with your glamour, strap over a classic button-up to shake up a work look, or wear it on top of your favorite tee to look comfy yet pulled together.

Materials:

• About 3 yards of ¾"-wide leather trim
• 1 2"-wide brass O-ring
• 1 slide buckle, large enough to slide onto leather trim
*Available at any trimmings supply store

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Directions: 
1. Use measuring tape to measure around your waist. Add 4” and cut a piece of trim to this length. Cut two 31” pieces of trim for the shoulder straps and one 6" piece (to connect the straps to the waistband).

2. Fold one end of one of the shoulder straps under 1" and sew to form a belt loop. Wrap the other end of the strap around the O-ring 1" and sew.

3. Repeat this process with the other shoulder strap and with the 6" piece as well.

4. Thread the waist-band piece through the loops so that the 6" piece is in between the two longer pieces. Slide the buckle onto one end of the waistband.

5. Pull the straps over your shoulders with the connecting piece in the front or the back—it looks good both ways! To buckle, slide the loose end of the strap around your waist through the buckle the opposite way.

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Oxblood red looks great on every metal head.

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You're never fully dressed without a strappy leather vest. 

 

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By Callie Watts

This article originally appeared in the Februrary/March 2016 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today


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