Have you ever tried these special strap markers? They are like rulers but they have holes in the middle to mark perfect straps (big holes or small holes, depending on the type you need), plus in the holes area there is a channel that has the exact strap width required.
I got them from Jaylilly and she sent me a variety of measures, each one of them with a specific characteristic. I tried them and wanted to show how perfect the straps come out!!
Here I am making a 3/4″ strap, it is fit for a 4 mm punch tool. You just have to decide the distance between the hole you want to make and then punch through the acrylic marker directly on the leather without making measurements before.
With great satisfaction I realised that the strap comes out perfectly! I’ve never made had such a regular distance between a hole and the other!!
This is the channel I told you before. It is the right measure of your strap. This way it keeps the leather from sliding while punching.
This is perfect to apply studs or rivets at the same distance !!! i simply love this great idea! Try it! it is a great satisfaction to see the final result, very professional! Go to Jaylilly and choose your favourite!