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Correct notion for punching holes
Belts, etc., but shoe straps in this case
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Date: 7/23/12 9:06 PM

I have narrow straps for my ballroom shoes that need holes punched to put the buckle thingy through. I have seen shoemakers use a punch for belts and I know I could take these in but would love to just be able to do my own. Tried a nail thicker than the hole and that didn't work. I presume I need a punch or a die of some sort? Maybe available at a hardware store?

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Date: 7/23/12 9:25 PM

Right, you need a real leather punch. Either a revolving leather punch that works the same way a paper hole puncher works:

Or, individual hollow punches that you whack with a hammer

You'll find them at hobby sites, leatherworking, or where they sell horse equipment. Or you could just get your shoemaker to punch holes for you.

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Date: 7/23/12 9:35 PM

Or you could spend a pretty penny to buy a screw punch. There are lovely Japanese ones used for bookbinding that work beautifully and cut cleanly on heavy board and thinner leathers. They often have several different sized punches but you pay more for the ones that come with extra punches. Just google "screw punch"

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Date: 7/23/12 9:57 PM

I saw a punch type device at Joann's today on their notions wall. I dunno if your stores have the same sale as here, but notions are 50% off this week, maybe yours are too??? Good luck!

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Date: 7/24/12 0:44 AM

I use a Crop-a-dile for punching holes in just about everything -- I have both the one shown in the pic here and also have the "Big Bite".

I have used this on leather, suede, plastic sheeting, cardboard ... and even sheet metal (eavestroughing). It worked great on all of those materials. The hole punch portion has 2 sizes on the hand held one -- I'd have to look at the Big Bite to see how many it has.


These tools were originally bought for scrapbooking but they are go-to tools for a variety of purposes. You can usually buy them at Michaels and can use one of their 40% or 50% off coupons.

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Date: 7/24/12 9:20 AM

I use a Dritz Ergonomic Tapered Awl that I bought at Hancock's or Joann's.

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Date: 7/24/12 9:47 AM



I use a Darice stylus-type hole punch tool (purchased in the scrapbook aisle at Joann) for belts and shoes. It works well because you can position it anywhere.

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Date: 7/24/12 10:19 AM

So many choices! Love the idea of a big, multi-pronged tool that looks so impressive, but having something that has to be hammered is also awfully nice. I do have more than one hammer in my sewing room.

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Date: 7/24/12 6:54 PM

More misuse of tools: I usually use a nail and a scrap of wood. Cheap, easy, several sizes on hand.

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Date: 7/24/12 7:16 PM

I just, just bought the tool pictured large near the top of this thread. It is made in Germany, and cost about $40.00 USD. I purchased it in a brick and motar notions store, but did Google it while in the store. Not only did it get good reviews, it was about the same price on-line as in the store. There were similiar items for about half the price. A friend used it to notch another hole in his watch band, it worked. I have not yet used it, but purchased it to put some extra holes in my belts.

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