Another source for leather is Walmarts. They sell a pair of leather gloves (made in China) for ~ $1.78.
They are grey in color with a rubberized wrist band (which I do not use). Using an X-Acto knife, I carefully
de-stich (may not be a word) the leather from what little fabric there is - while watching the boob tube.
Generally, I can yield 30+ 1" X 3" pouches - not bad for $1.78.