To do it properly, you must buy a special punch at a leather supply store.
To do it cheaply, you can buy a leather punch that will punch just a round
hole instead of an oval one that usually comes with a new belt.
Mark the spot where you want the hole. Take it to a shoemaker (if you can
find one) or any leather crafter. There are punches made just for that
work, but it would probably be faster and easier to have it done. I've also
drilled the hoes but they don't loon as nice as punched.
Congratulations on the weight loss. Not easy to do.
Use two blocks of wood and clamp the belt between them. Before clamping,
mark the spot on the belt and drill a pilot hole in one block so you can
align with the belt mark. With the clamped sandwich and a sharp bit you
get a good clean hole.
There is a leather punch -- available in most hardware stores -- that
punches holes of various sizes. Good tool to have around, as you can
use it to punch holes for leather rivits (repair of handbags, etc.).
Pick the right size (6 on mine) to match the holes you have, and put it
the same distance as the current ones are apart. I find that leather
belts tend to stretch over time, so have regularly added a couple of
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