I haven't sewn in years. Very happy with how this turned out. Deby Cole's instructions are beyond great! I chose this cactus print to give to my sister-in-law who is moving back to her home state of Arizona. She loved it. I can't wait to make more wallets and then move on to the advanced projects in the class. Also excited about the plastic snaps and tool that arrived today. The metal snaps are quite a challenge to put in.