Leather's a funny thing...one of those natural materials that seldom behaves the same way twice. I've seen several posts with questions about belts, so I thought I'd take a few pictures of one I'm working on now. It's not complete...I'll try to add to the photo collection over the next couple of weeks so you'll get to see the belt finished.
I hope it answers some questions about belts in general, and custom leather belts in particular. Synthetic belts are a breeze--you just cut them to length, and they always behave the same.
The disclaimer. My way is just one of hundreds, but I haven't seen a "step-by-step" on the forum and thought I'd share one. Please take a look, and don't hesitate to comment, or ask a question.