Leather Belt Maker

Tend machines that cut, punch, or staple parts to leather to make belts.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Leather Belt Makers do?

Tends machines that cut, punch, rivet, or staple parts to leather to make apparel belts: Positions leather in machine. Starts machine, and depresses pedal to cut leather into specified strips for body of belt or belt loops. Places leather strip against guides in stapling or riveting machine or punch press. Depresses pedal to punch buckle or tongue holes in belt, shear and shape belt ends, staple belt loops onto belt, rivet buckle to belt, or attach snap fasteners to join parts. May be designated according to operation performed as Leather-Belt-Loop Cutter; Leather-Belt Puncher; Leather-Belt Shaper; or according to type of belt made as Leather-Cartridge-Belt Maker; Men’s Leather-Dress-Belt Maker; Women’s Leather-Belt Maker.


Should I be a Leather Belt Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Feather Maker, Leather-Belt-Loop Cutter, Leather-Belt Puncher, Leather-Belt Shaper, Leather-Cartridge-Belt Maker See More

    How to become a Leather Belt Maker

    Leather Belt Makers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Leather Belt Maker-related education!
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