Tell us about yourself!
Flyingbluebunny, while you may have spent less than $100 on the materials to do the job, how much is your time worth? A company that does this for a living, would have probably achieved the same result faster. I think that is what Battlespeed is referring to. Doing this for the learning experience, the pride and joy in knowing that YOU did it can be priceless though.
I've purchased leather from this site, shipping not very expensive either. http://www.leatherunltd.com/leather/upholstery/upholstery.html