What are you most proud of? That I finished! I have a handmade present for my BFF :) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Choose a solid color backing, preferably the same color as your binding. I chose a very busy backing thinking it would make a cool inside, without realizing the bag is meant to be reversible. Cat hair ball does NOT look good on a busy backing! Having the backing the same color as your binding will come in handy during construction.