What are you most proud of? I learnt sewing the tote bag during a sewing class so I am very proud that I remembered at home a few months later and that I could add a handmade flower for unique-ness:-) What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a very good beginner's project, only straight lines on the machine. I would advice to iron the fabric before you start and after each step so that you get a nice, crisp finish. As this is a tote bag I made it from a strongish material for durability.