Hole punching is a technique used extensively on leather. Automobile leathers are often perforated for ventilation, or for fashion reasons, with repeating patterns and small holes. For belts, holes are cut or punched into the leather so that the belt can be closed. Shoes are provided with holes for decorative reasons or because of the breathability properties. Sometimes holes are also pre-punched along the seam so that the thread or the cord can be pulled through the leather.
Coarse and simple punching tools from the Middle Ages.
Punched holes, to get leather straps and laces through the leather.
Leather bicycle saddle with hole punching.
Punching tool for punching leather symbols.
Other possibilities how to provide leather with designs
- Embossed leather
- Carving leather
- Laser engraving - Laser cutting leather
- Perforated leather
- Leather seams
- Leather imprint
- Formed leather
- Painting on leather
- Braided leather
- Leather etching & engraving
- Leather tattoo
- Glued leather strips
- Burning designs on leather