Visited the thrift today, and came home with a few belts and some old purses (my favorite sources of material lately). The leather is very lightly patterned - only visible if you get within a foot or 2, otherwise it just looks more weathered than it is.
This was once an old western belt and a suede purse, and is also my first attempt at shaving/rounding edges, skivving, beveling, and burnishing, so comments are more than welcome. I'm very happy with it! 24/24 wide, 115 length - haven't finished the top yet!
Thanks for looking!