Punching Holes in Belts Question

  1. I need a couple holes punched into too-large belts. Any idea where I can get this done? (At the shoe repair place? etc?) I have no clue! Any place in New York/Boston/Chicago.

    Thank you! :flowers:
     
  2. Yep, I've had mine done at a shoe repair place before. I think they can cut off the excess and round off the end of the belt, too.
     
  3. Alternatively, you could buy a leather hole punch and do it yourself. :biggrin:
     
  4. Thanks. Never thought of that!

    What kind of hole punch is this? There are so many different styles, not sure if they are used for the same purpose. Also, I'm not very strong....

    I really need this! I have so many too large belts!

    leather hole punch - Froogle
     
  5. ditto
     

  6. What type of store sells leather punches?
     
  7. I always just punch extra holes myself... :shame:
     
  8. I have a leather hole puncher and it's SO nifty!
    It has a revolving puncher w/ different size hole makers so there's a right size for any job.
     
  9. never though of buying a leather hole puncher.

    My shoe repair place charges two bucks for all belt alterations
     

  10. Where did you buy this hole puncher? Is it easy to use? Do you need strong muscles (because I am such a wimp...). Thanks. :flowers:
     
  11. Any shoe/purse repair shop can do this for you, but if they sell a leather hole puncher like what swanky described, i'd just buy one. I'm guessing they might also sell it at the cobbler?
     
  12. I got a leather hole punch at a craft store an they have them at walmart too. They're $6
     

  13. Sorry, sonya, I forgot to check back! :push:

    I'd get the professional (revolving) one. It costs more, but it is probably sharper, which means that you should find it easier to punch the hole and get a better finish. :yes:

    In terms of strength, I couldn't punch holes with one as a little child (my Mum had one), but by the the time I was 10 or 11 years old I could just about do it; so you should be OK (unless you have tiny hands - I think it's more about leverage than brute strength).

    They are so useful and easy to use; you just try each of the 'prongs' in one of the existing holes, until you find the exact fit and then measure the distance between the existing holes, make a mark with a pen and then punch. Easy! :biggrin:
     

  14. I certainly don't begrudge them their $2.00, or the equivalent, but it's so good to not have to go to the shoe repairer, when all you want to do is punch one hole in a belt! :biggrin: