I bought the Maywood Tote Pack a few years ago as a gift for myself and was too intimated to give it a try. I then forgot that I had it. A year passes.... Then I remembered and took it out and this time opened all the packaging. Overwhelmed and intimidated, I placed everything away. Forgot about it again. More time goes by... maybe a couple years. A few days ago, while admiring someone else's backpack while standing in line at the airport, I remembered my Maywood kit... again. Got home, took out the kit, read the instructions and decided to do it. Not intimidated at all. But ready to make mistakes and learn. It was much easier than I thought due to the explicit instructions and graphics. AND I used tools I've never heard of nor used before. It was such an amazing learning experience. I have a new favorite bag.