This was a project to make a pouch for dried meet for our trip.
First I moisturized the edges with a sponge and made a line with a teaspoon. I made holes at the lower sides.
Instead of hammering the stitches, I used a pair of pliers. This protects the thread from friction.
I sewed the edges with the two needle stitch and made an oval hole for the leather band.
I wiped the outside with oil.