Thanks for that clarification, Richard! Hmm… perhaps I’ll change my design to a simpler tote bag to start. Not wanting to complicate things too much, but how difficult is it to make leather piping to insert in the seams. I’ve sewed clothes a bit and usually bias tape is used to stretch around curves and what not. Can leather piping go around curves with ease. Do you need to do anything to it to get it not to pucker as much. Do you wet it? Sorry if this is also a more complicated question. lol.