After the dog decided to bite a chunk out of our leather chair, we had to get rid! A patch just didn’t look quite right – it was a large bite! But…….out of a bad deed comes a great bag! We cut the leather from the chair before it went to chair heaven and then I found this pattern on Craftbits – http://craftbits.com/project/stylish-school-satchel/ – perfect, just perfect. Not patient enough to wait to buy a leather needle and suitable cotton, I went straight ahead – really pleased with the results. So easy to make and looks so professional – just looking for more old chairs now, or perhaps I could train the dog to be a leather chair hunter and gatherer!