Here is our leather handbag with the front and back joined. What we now have is a common bottom type of construction though we arrived at it by a method different than normal. Picture what the front and back would look like if we now cut the bottom down the center. The front and back would have squares cut out of the corners. Then to join the front and back we would sew a seam where we just cut it apart to get back to the shape we have now. With that method the handbag would have a seam down the center bottom only.There it is, the outside body of the leather handbag waiting for the lining to be inserted. Notice the bottom seams and think about how we arrived here and how the other method I just mentioned would look with a seam down the center of the bottom and no seams on the front and back where it makes the turn to become the bottom. See how this allows us to have a solid bottom in a different color than the accent trim. For the lining we are going to use the method with the seam down the middle as it is smoother, simpler, and we don’t need the seams that are on the outside.