I have two leather straps i need to connect what can I use?

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I'm looking for a temporary adhesive something to the equivalent of tape or putty that I can remove. I dont want to damage the leather or by using glue. Any ideas?


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  • What is your project? The intended purpose?

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Feb 15, 2021

    Where are the straps and what is going to be the function of them if you can get them temporarily connected? Posting a picture of your project would help illustrate what you are working with.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 15, 2021

    Without knowing your project, it is hard to suggest something that has the right degree of adhesion without damaging. You might try something as gentle as a stencil adhesive.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Feb 15, 2021


    Velcro’s adhesive shouldn’t mar the leather if you’re only going to use it for a couple of weeks.

    Since real leather is porous, you might test this in an inconspicuous spot first.


  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Feb 15, 2021

    Alien Tape should work.

  • Betsy Betsy on Feb 15, 2021

    Hi Marie: If you are going to use this for any type of weight bearing application, temporary fixes won't work well. However, if it's just for decoration or very light stress, I would try the press on Velcro. Try it on the part where the buckle is, and the top surface of the belt is folded underneath so you can see what removing it, after a day or so, will do to the finish. It might remove the finish. You might try rubber cement, but again, test it on the bottom by the buckle.


    Good Luck

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Feb 15, 2021

    Hello. Interesting question. Would a self-adhesive Velcro double adhesive tape or command adhesive work or your situation. Using it with a metal ring or ring keychain that automatically opens might be a possibility. Thinking how old horse is bridle pieces attaches, this being a not weight bearing solution.


    Posting a picture of your leather straps might give us some more information and be able to give us some clues to offer a better suggestions. If it’s for a weight-bearing application I cannot see a solution on how to do this without making eyelet holes or more structural secure connection.

  • Can you use a small clamp from an office supply store?

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Feb 15, 2021

    velcro strips

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Feb 16, 2021

    Hi Marie, it depends on how strong the connection between the two straps needs to be. You can try extra sticky putty or double sided tape.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 17, 2021

    Hello Marie,

    Gaffer Tape?

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Feb 18, 2021

    How about a large rivet or pin you could even sew them and then remove it after

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Feb 19, 2021

    Its very hard to connect them they may snap

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Feb 20, 2021

    could us use velcro on the two pieces then remove it afterwards