What are you most proud of? how I managed to do a zippered pocket with Tara's instructions. Zippers are my nightmare :) What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is my "messed up" bag. I wasn't paying attention when tracing the pattern and traced it the wrong way... found out when everything was quilted and didn't want to just throw it all out.. So I just adjusted it a bit and made it into a bag anyway... so my advice - make sure you have the pattern right - measure twice... it's like they say "Haste makes waste"