That is a very good.idea. Just look at any cue of mine that has leather on it. And you will be looking at the seem. Search me on here and you will find them. Or you can check out a Joss West that I refurbished for Will P there is pics in the cue gallery and you can see pics of the seem on his. Any time I do a cue with leather the seam is always pointed up in all the pics.
I have a couple of Doug Patrick's cues with elephant ear wraps. It takes a lot of very close looking to find the seam. Nearly invisible.