What are you most proud of? I enjoyed this pattern very much. I've never been a huge fan of messenger bags, but this one is smaller than most I've seen, and could be carried everyday. The padded pocket inside is great for a laptop or tech pad. The design leaves lots of options to play with the fabric and make something really unique. What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's very straight forward. Just make sure you piece the zipper tab together with the zipper face up. I did it upside down and didn't realize it until the bag was almost finished! ugh! Luckily I could unpick and resew, it was just a little awkward getting through the machine. Otherwise, it sewed together flawlessly and quite quickly.