And I LOVE how it turned out!
Why was I so afraid?
And the black went along great with my fabric.
All the leather I use is recycled leather jackets from Good Will. I've scored a couple of different colors at around $15 a coat. Look for men's jackets, long men's jackets or long women's jackets to get the most leather. If they are older they tend to be softer, worn in leather.... which I think is the best.
Anyways.... here are some pictures.
I inserted a zipper instead of a snap for the outside pocket. I plan to do this on my next super tote too (a gift for our nanny).
I also did not top stitch the leather. It gets pretty thick on to with all the folded layers.
I still used interfacing on the leather as the pattern suggests. The leather was still pretty thin and I wanted to give it more structure.
On the other side I used some leather to make a trim detail.
Blocks make good bag weights to make pictures! :)
I am super happy that the leather turned out the way I envisioned!