Yes it’s true. This is my first project using a sewing machine. I made a few mistakes along the way but I think the final product turned out really well. I learned a lot about my sewing machine, about how to use patterns and surprisingly that sometimes a sewing project requires a hammer (for the grommets). I decided to go with a tough looking exterior (brown vinyl) and a funky inside (a blue wall paper-like print). What am I going to keep in it? I have no idea but I’m sure a purpose for it will become clear to me in the coming weeks. The pattern for this bag came with several others for making accessories to your historical/fantasy costumes. Check back later to view the cloak I’ve been working on.