Working with leather drives me crazy.
The leather work takes the same amount of time as making the bag itself. But man do I love the way it turns out! Working with leather feels great in the hand, under the blade and flows well on the machines. I'm lucky to be able to work with all of the materials and tools that make me happy. Canvas, waxed canvas, leather, brass, lightweight xpac fabric, and synthetic webbings. They all serve a different purpose and produce a different aesthetic.
I enjoy them all.
I enjoy making stuff.