Quick Project: Skirt Chasers

These little things are designed to help a lady keep her skirts out of the mud – or perhaps show off her petticoats, if she’s of a mind :) It’s just a simple length of leather folded over to pinch another fold with some D-rings in their grip.

To use them, hang them on your belt and pull a section of fabric up through both rings, then run it back through only one of them and pull it tight. (Just like you would for a motorcycle helmet strap.)

I like to use an offset color for the smaller piece. Use a stiff leather for the long piece and a softer leather to hold the rings so they move freely. It helps to skive down the tips of the stiff leather if your rivets aren’t long enough. You can also groove the leather at the fold, but you can usually just give it a couple whacks with a mallet and pound it into submission ;)

3 Responses to “Quick Project: Skirt Chasers”

  1. Francois Leclerc Says:

    I love your design and the juxtaposition of a colored piece of leather to a more neutral one. I would like to copy the design but you’re not providing any dimension. I kinda winged it but I would like to know how you did yours.

  2. Da Wolfie Says:

    That’s exactly how I did it :) Really, there is no right or wrong way to do something like this, just try it once or twice and you’ll figure out what you think looks best. I recommend a 3/4″ to 1″ D-ring, but otherwise just run with it.

  3. carmel Says:

    i’d love a pair but i’m not handy atall!!!! will anyone make and sell me a pair pretty pplease i’m in th uk x