What are you most proud of? Good Tips: I backed the red linen lining with a medium to heavy iron-on stabilizer--giving the purse some body and durability. The purse flap is re-inforced with a layer of buckrum (sp?), a light weight, but extra stiff stabilizer used to sew hat brims. Terrific stuff. Easy to use. You can find it at Hancock Fabrics. Under $3 a yard. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make stabilizers mentioned above part of the foundation of your future purses. You'll love the results.