Wow! This bike DOES make my butt look small.
I actually didn't realize how big the bike was until my daughter took this picture.
I used the chaps I made a few years ago as a pattern. My biggest challenge was deciding how to match the grain an pattern on the hides.
I totally splurged on lining. It's crepe-backed-satin. I cut the lining about 1/2" smaller than the leather and used a spray adhesive to hold it in place.
Then I used glue and binder clips to turn over the raw edge. That was all top stitched. Unfortunately, I bought a spool of a heavy duty thread which was so thick that it was all used up by the time I went for a second round of stitching! Seriously??? I finished up with regular poly thread. I'm not showing you a close up. My stitching lines are wobbly and random. But I don't think you'll notice while I'm riding by you at 60MPH.