Cook makes a hand-sewn leather wallet to supplement his income
TANAH MERAH: The Covid-19 pandemic has brought changes in the lives of many people, including Mohammad Ridhuan Seman(Photo), a cook in a cafe here.
The coffee business also plunged, forcing the owner to implement the employee rotation system to cut costs, thus affecting Mohammad Ridhuan’s income.
âI had to look for other ways to supplement my income and because of my love for leather goods, I tried my hand at making hand-sewn wallets from cowhide leather.
“The first thing I did was learn to sew, for example on Youtube and with friends,” said Mohammad Ridhuan, 30, a graduate of the visual arts technology bachelor of Universiti Malaysia. Sabah (UMS).
Satisfied with his hand-sewn leather wallets, Mohammad Ridhuan said he took pictures of them and uploaded them to his Facebook page.
âThe response was unexpected. A lot of people love it and it has allowed me to do more. It helps me supplement my income as a cook, âsaid Mohammad Ridhuan, married with one child, when he was met at his home in Kampung Bukit Tebu, here recently.
âI make hand-sewn leather wallets, coin purses and pouches in various sizes. The price depends on the size, which is from RM45 to RM100 each.
âOrders keep coming in and my hands are full to fulfill orders. My problem is sourcing cowhide from Indonesia, which takes time, âhe added. –Bernama