I made my very first bag tonight! It's just a simple tote, but what a sense of accomplishment it's given me! I'm really glad I decided to go for something relatively simple for my first project, because even with the seeming easiness, I had a lot of unexpected logistical issues to work through. It was a great learning process though, and as cheesy as it sounds, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute! I'm already mentally working through my next project...
Here's the finished product.
The other side (and opened, showing the pink lining!... yes, that's right, I tried to line it, and it seems to have worked!).
There's nothing in the pictures to provide any reference to size, so in case you're wondering about it's dimensions: the top is about 10 inches across, and the bottom about 13.
I'm already planning to use it tomorrow (read: it's a little too home-made looking to give away, so I'll keep it for myself) and will carry it with pride!