Braiding leather out of a single piece is pretty easy as long as you remember 2 things. Work in sets of three, and keep track of what side you started with in each set. I always start with the right side over the center, left, right. Now before you continue, bring the bottom up and through the right loop. This will put everything in a twist for a moment. Do another set (left, right, left) Now bring the bottom up and through the left loop. This will straighten out the twists and on to the next set. So if you start on the right, the bottom goes through the right loop. If you start with the left, the bottom goes through the left loop. The leather braid should be tight in the beginning because the end will be loose. Just even out the braids the opposite direction. These are great for making handle straps or bracelets or even a doggycollar! I haven’t tested this, but I think braiding leather in sets of six works too.
Now that we know how to braid leather with three strands, try it with five strands! Video on How to Braid a 5-strand Mystery Braid Bracelet.