What are you most proud of? That I completed the bag. I found it very challenging and had to rip out the lining twice due to my own mistakes. The shoulder straps should have been a bit narrower, I decided to leave it but if bothers me I will redo them. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go ahead and try it. If you have never made a bag before the Free Class on Tote Bags would be a help. Don't give up even if you have to redo parts of your work.