Part one of this tutorial can be found here.
While I am waiting for the sealer to dry, I prepare the buckles. I used to use handmade buckles, but now I prefer 1/8" Rio Rondo square or oval buckles with added tongues and rollers.
I thread two of the buckles onto short lengths of prepared 1/8" kangaroo lace. I use a small dab of glue right behind the fold to secure the buckles in place. I careful not to glue the entire length of the strap shut.
Instead, I leave those ends loose so that I can glue them onto either side of the non elastic girth end.
After the glue has dried, I reinforce the area with two or three tiny stitches.
The process is nearly identical for securing the buckles to the elastic end of the girth. I thread each buckle onto a short length of folded kangaroo lace. I glue the lace over the elastic and then secure the buckle straps with a row of short stitches.
And that's it--the girth is finished!
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