Wow, I'm so in love with this new leather. I hemmed and hawed when buying it because it's stiff, and I usually use a more pliable hide but the gorgeous turquoise color was irresistible. It turns out it's not any harder to lazy stitch through and it is giving this piece that I dissected new life. Do you ever have one of those pieces you are just not happy with? This was that way, I didn't like it on the black leather and the strap was weird so I knew it would be a redo. Like I said, I love, love, love it now. I think I'll have to order the hot pink hide too, feeling very inspired!