Yes. If you punch on both front sides then put them together then you don’t need to cast and it will give you angled stitches on both sides
That all depends on the model and how its constructed. For example on my Dream bag I will punch, stitch and polish the front panel top edge before adding the handle because I can still open it up and have access to the inside between he exterior and lining. But on the back handle, holes can be punched first only because I am attaching the flap afterwards which covers the lining. If the construction was exactly like the front and the lining was exposed inside then I would have to attached the back handle first and then close up the lining, punch, stitch and polish.
Happy New Year to you as well and let me know how you like those needles when they arrive!
Got it. If I am thinking clearly, the holes on the flap will also be in opposite directions, much like when assembling the biker wallet. I assume simply not casting here too?
Looking forward to try the needles and reporting back!!
Thanks so much.