I finally was able to make this duffel bag for my daughter who was taking a weekend trip to Vegas. I put her initials on it so she could tell which one was hers. The only this about this pattern were the instructions. I wish she would have had more pictures after each step to see if I was doing it right and there were no instructions to put the lining in. I figured it out myself. Also, I don't think the lining needs batting cause this made the bag really thick and hard to hand stitch some areas. I did however put a heavy duty sport bag zipper in it too. This however made it so difficult to sew, broke 2 needles. I just love the print, very beautiful. I did learn a few things.