I started working with leather in 4-H way back in the day. I spent some time working in the local saddle shop when I was in high school, and then I started making some chaps for my rodeo buddies. I still have my old chap pattern that was made out of grocery sacks taped together. (That was before "Paper or plastic today?). I finally am in a place that has a real live shop where I can play, and now I've been re-bitten by the leather bug.