But What A Savings!

Today I finally got around to fixing the strap in a leather backpack
that busted several months ago. I bought the heavy duty thread and
needle and figured I’d do it myself, how hard can it be to shove a
needle through four layers of leather? Pretty hard, it turns out. I had
to use an oven mitt on the hand holding the needle because it takes so
much force to push the needle through that the head of the needle ends
up piercing your finger and not budging. But with the oven mitt I could
shove it through. With difficulty.

So, $3, sore fingers, and a half hour later I did by myself a job that
probably would have cost me $5 and 20 seconds in a sewing shop.

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