What are you most proud of? I wanted the straps to be two sided, so I used interfacing and skipped the jute. I bought this as a Simplicity pattern, which does not include lining and I wanted it to be fully lined, and since it was for my nephew, wanted to make sure it had plenty of pockets. It was "sew" easy to use the pattern to create and add a lining and I also added two small pockets to the lining. I put embroidery on the front pocket and added velcro to one outside pocket and zipper as per instructions on the other side of the bag. My nephew loved this bag so much that he wants to learn to sew! And my brother put in a request for me to make him a bag as well! What advice would you give someone starting this project? .