What are you most proud of?
It actually worked! (I haven't sewn anything in 5-6 years.)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be exact when tracing the pattern for the interfacing and the lining.
What you will need
Moda fabrics Amelia 5x5 squares
JoAnne fabrics lining fabric
805 wonder-under fusible web
everything Mary braided microfiber purse handles
1.5 in. d-rings
Jim Holtz idea-ology word bands (from the scrapbook aisle)