I am a notoriously lazy sewer. I don't like to measure or cut or pin. Needless to say, sewing clothes is not a good idea for me. I like to sew bags and even then, I'm bound to do at least one thing wrong. The stitch ripper is my best friend and worse enemy, lol.
Anyway, I haven't sewed in about a year, so I'm trying to get back into it. First project was a reversible messenger bag from crazy little projects. Of course I had issues right off, namely, I couldn't get my printer to print the pattern. It looked simple enough so I guessed at it. Hmmmmm.......You might not be able to tell from the photo, but the flap is a bit too short-- it doesn't want to stay flopped over the opening of the bag. But of course I didn't discover this until the very end (since I don't like to measure anything). I cut my pieces and then started sewing...........and of course quickly discovered that I had sewed the wrong two pieces together. Out comes the stitch ripper. Then I had an issue with the long strap....it just didn't tuck very nicely into the bag. I think that's more of a pattern error than a Kathy error though. Overall I think it turned out pretty good for my first return attempt.
I think learning to make use of the iron really helps.
UPDATE: I never really liked how the straps attached to this bag, so I took them off. And then I just turned the whole thing into a pocket-- that is I attached the entire bag to a larger bag that I had. I just knew I would never use it as it was.