Anyway, here's my new grips and how I pulled this off. Keep watching, I've got a long list of upgrades coming...
Step 1: Leather for the cheap.
Step 2: What you'll need: tools
The first pic is a "Safety Beveler"
Second is the "Craftool Strap Cutter"
The Tandy website has videos on how to use both of these so I won't go into it. I will say that use mg the strap cutter was super easy. I destroyed one piece of leather trying to use an exacto knife and ruler to cut my straps.
The Safety Beveler may not be needed but I wanted to thin out my leather so it would lay a tad flatter and be easier to wrap.