Now you have all the pieces that you need for your pattern. The first thing you want to do is cut out a mock up of that pattern and sew all the pieces together.
If your are going to be working with leather you will need to punch all your holes prior to sewing depending on the weight of the leather you chose. Glovers needles are highly recommended for this. Like an epee they have three sides that are extremely sharp. There is an adhesive that can aid you with keeping all the parts together while you are sewing. It is specifically made from leather hemming. It will work for this too. It is widely believed and written that adhesives were used in the aiding of leather working but they were not permanent and not meant to hold the seams together forever. You will want to work with silk button twist or something similar that is just as strong. Some grades of embroiders floss will also work, ask your sales clerk for button thread strength in your floss. Regular button sewing thread will also work or canvas thread. Both of these are modern creations, an evolution of the original item, and will work just as well but they may not come in the variety of colors that silk comes in.
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