My sister and I were shopping at Fabricland. I let her pick out the material and the colors for this bag. I have made two others and they turned out really nice but this is so much better as I used Annies' soft and stable. The bag is so much more sturdy and will stand by itself but still really light. The instructions are great. But you need to follow them. LOL! The pattern was easy to follow but took a lot of time as I doubled up some of the material due being unable to get interfacing when I needed it. Overall the project is very nice and I am very happy with the results.