Leather is used for the purses and bags I make. I also incorporate painting on some of my bags using acrylic leather paints. I sometimes will incorporate stone inlays. I hand stitch the leather and if I add any fabric lining to the bag, I will machine stitch this. Any appliqué can be either machine stitched or by hand. I do use commercial findings in the form or rivets, hooks, strap adjusters, snaps and d rings.