What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take the class, even if you have made this type of bag before. I learned quite a few cool new tricks!
What you will need
Leftover fabric from previous projects.
Q&A with ShyMomma
Great bags, they are going to be so useful for all sorts. Good luck with your trip to Japan, what an opportunity. Japanese patchwork and quilting magazines are real eye candy, even if you do not know any Japanese there are plenty of diagrams to follow - just remember the measurements are in centimetres.
Thanks! I am so excited to visit the fabric shops in Japan. We will be there for 3 years, so I will posting plenty of "Made in Japan" projects!