3rd customization/change I am doing to my Tumi bag.
As I realized the leather on the handle is breaking and looking bad, decided to replace it. Taking the old leather out was easy, stitching (by hand) another one was a pain and I broke 3 needles in the process.
Old Leather after I took it out. Had glue and some other material
Used the old leather to create the shape.
Marking and cutting the leather
Preparations for sewing
Painful process of sewing
Most difficult part. Needle had trouble going through two layers