i was pleasantly surprised with this japanese bag pattern. it was quite easy.
my measurements were a bit off so it changed the shape a little. also, i didn't allow myself extra trim and snipped it too short. so, the two ends don't meet as perfectly as i'd like. other than that, i like it. the trim used for the handles seemed kind of weird. from the picture it looks exactly like nylon/twill tape. anyone make this bag before? what did you use? i found the trim at the fabric store and am pretty sure it's the right thing. the handles just seems so flimsy to me. the body is substantial and with a full bag it'll be weighed down even more. maybe it's not meant to carry heavy things, you know how dainty japanese things are.