So I've got this Chanel bag, and the leather on the handles has fallen apart in all my use of the purse. The bag itself is lambskin, and I bought some new leather to make new handles out of. The thing is, the new stuff is goatskin. I haven't gotten it yet, but does anyone think it'd look way different than the bag? I don't think it will be obvious enough for people to tell unless they already know. Anyway, how would I go about sewing the goatskin? The handles attach to a ring that attaches to the bag, so I know I'd have to make them longer than normal so they can double up over the ring. How would I make the handles round like they are now? (they look like the ones on this bag: http://www.pradareplicahandbags.com/images/Product/Chanel%2011118%20handle%20bag%20silver-1111.jpg
) I would just send the bag in to get it fixed professionally, but I'm broker than ever and I figured it'd be cheaper to just buy the leather and do it myself. I don't even know where I'd send it to anyway, I got the bag second-hand. When I go home later I'll take a picture of the bag so you can see how the handles actually are and maybe I'd get better help on some kind of pattern for them.
*Edit for pictures:
As you can see, the color matches so closely. It's awesome. The goatskin isn't quite as supple, but it definitely works. Picture time! The first two are closer to the actual colors.
My coverup that didn't look very good:
How it looked all torn up:
And finally, how closely it matches!: