The bag came out really nice. I initially thought I would embellish it with some studs, etc. But the leather itself is a soft buttery leather, with a dull shine, so I just decided to use a large brass ring and Lobster Claw for my embellishment and keep it simple. If I want to jazz it up I can add scarves or a a chain. But if I am wearing jeans and a blazer, it will work too. I added two drop pockets for cellphone and an ink pen as well as my little lotion bottle. I also inserted a zipper pocket. Every purse need a pocket to hide your little unmentionables.
My Janome 6600p is a workhorse, and I used a denim needle but I still ran into some deep sewing around the shoulder straps were I had to tread lightly so as to not break the needle. All in all it came out beautifully if I do say so myself.
I am pretty impressed with the final product, and I can't wait to stuff it full of my crap and hit the streets.