This was my first foray into stitching leather. I used my Juki, a leather needle, and heavy duty thread.
This was a heavy canvas laundry bag that I shibori dyed in Indigo.
I wanted exposed seams slightly fringed.
Special leather needles
I took a snip of leather and a snip of canvas to test whether the machine could handle anything this thick and heavy. As they say in Maine, "Slicker than a smelt".
As you can see I stitched the leather strap on in a square shape then folded over the strap to make a rounded handle
I LOVE this book bag!!!!!!