What are you most proud of? that I came up with the design all by myself. Made the pattern all by myself. Sewed it all by myself. Pretty good for the first time sewing, I think! What advice would you give someone starting this project? have fun. go slow. Iron (press) all your seams first, and pres again after sewing them to set the stitches. then double check every seam to make sure there are no gaps or holes. Ironing first seems to be really important.