The term "selfish sewing" really rubs me the wrong way. Even if said tongue-in-cheek, the snarkiness of it is just wrong. Sew for yourself and proudly (and unapologetically) proclaim that you made it JUST FOR YOU.
Vinyl or faux leather can add a high-end designer look to a bag. If that's the look you're going for, but have been hesitant to try, check out our tips for all things relating to sewing with vinyl and faux leather.
While the first criteria for The Sunset Beach Tote was ultra beginner-friendly, we also wanted something functional and long-lasting. A beginner wants a finished product they can be proud of and actually use and not worry about not standing up to the job. Check out the design process for ensuring your bag will pass the test.