It was perfect for the German music lover:
So, I gave her a crash course on messenger-bag-making, and she did AWESOME! This is not a beginner pattern, and she cranked it out like a champ. How amazing is the coordinating dress shirt she chose???
And, we incorporated the dress shirt pocket, added a zippered pocket, and fashioned an IPod pocket on the strap (of course!).
It is so hard to teach a beginner to sew an advanced pattern (which we altered along the way), and this experience has taught me to take it slow and start with the basics in the future. I was very fortunate to have someone with zeal who learns quickly for this project, but if I ever decide to teach a class I will definitely use an easier pattern.