How to Attach a Concho

Screw Back Concho

Step 1

Step 1

Punch a hole in the leather, using a keyhole puncher, a bit smaller than the diameter of the concho screw. This allows for a tight fit.

Step 2

Step 2

Screw the concho through the hole until the back of the concho is flush with the leather. The screw end should stick out of the back of the leather.

Step 3

Step 3

Place the screw cap on the screw and tighten with pliers.

Rivet-Back Concho

Step 1

Step 1

Punch a hole in the leather, using a keyhole puncher, a bit smaller than the diameter of the concho rivet. This allows for a tight fit.

Step 2

Step 2

Push the rivet through the hole until the back of the concho is flush with the leather.

Step 3

Step 3

Turn the leather over, line up the back piece with the stem and hammer the rivet until it is flat against the leather. Place a washcloth over the rivet to protect the leather from the hammer.

Slotted Concho

Step 1

Step 1

Thread the leather strap through the top hole of the concho from behind.

Step 2

Step 2

Bring it back through the bottom hole from the front. The leather strap should show in the front of the concho.

Step 3

Step 3

Pull the end of the strap to tighten the fit and slide the concho up or down the strap to the desired position.
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