I made this after 2 others. This one I made exactly as the pattern dictates, except....I used an iron on stabilizer because I was out of hers. It worked fine. I also used D-rings instead of rectangle rings for the handles. They worked great and were 1/3rd the cost. Annie’s patterns and directions are excellent. She is a fabulous teacher. I have learned so much from her and love the bags I have made. My daughters and DIL all want them now. They can be a little expensive to make. That is my only objection. They make great gifts.