You know how it is in the winter - weight gain. I needed to have something to do with my hands other than put snacks in my mouth so I started knitting again. I was carrying it in a basket but it was too bulky so I made a cute bag with soft leather handles.
Maine was famous for shoe shops but the trade went to cheap overseas vendors. I was the recipient of MANY full leather skins. This one is very soft and perfect for handles.
Binding the top and applying the handles. The Juki handled the quilted fabric and leather easily.
Side seams and box bottom.
My alpaca cowel in its infancy.