What are you most proud of? All of it! Everything is new to me, so I am especially proud that I did not give up, especially when it came to the recessed zipper. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Plan...plan...plan... and don't give up! It is worth it when you see the end result. This particular bag is sold, but email me if you are interested in customizing your own as a gift. I would be happy to assist. Visit my shop as well and see all the other items that I make. Happy Sewing!