What are you most proud of? This is the first tote I am proud to show in public. Plus this bag was so much fun to make it makes sewing enjoyable. That's the way sewing should be. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I watched the whole project through the first time, and then went through it a second step by step stopping along the way. The bag went together faster because I knew what was coming up. Buy extra fabric incase you cut your pattern incorrectly. Take a break if you feel overwhelmed and then comeback. A few minutes away from your project refreshes you.