Sam has been busy working on an edge-to-edge crossed face stitch. The results have been spectacular. There are only a handful of people in the world, relative to the amount of leather craftsmen and leather factories, who are working on these types of stitches. The butterscotch leather was bought on a whim, but we liked it so much that we are ordering a much higher quality, Horween Chromexcel hide in butterscotch. If you want to call dibs on a similar bag, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also working on the construction of straps. Now, it may seem counter-intuitive, but the straps are the hardest part of hand-made bags. Oh yeah, and we are working on incorporating our embossing techniques. Here is an embossed, painted, and buffed leather tag for the bag (in construction, thus the rough cut edge). We feel that it looks part leather, part water-mark.