What are you most proud of? I thought it would have taken a lot longer. I love the fact that I understood the recessed zipper tutorial that I found here http://sewingnovice.com/2012/10/23/recessed-zipper-tutorial/, I just could not get the Brett Bara tutorial; I know it has nothing to do with her teaching because I understood everything else that she did. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Write down the measurements you want including seam allowances, Make drawings of the bag you want. Download pictures of the type of hardware, pockets, zips etc that you want for your bag. Go through each step in your head so that you are making the bag before you make the bag. Write down each step in order and then correct the order if necessary. I had 31different pieces of fabric cut out before I began to sew. so I labelled each piece and tried to put them into sewing order. I think this is why It took me three days instead of 7.