I made a sewing kit out of old Thompson bags for Ryan! They were absolutely filthy, which I think adds a nice touch. This is the first time I have ever tried to sew-to-make anything other than CD covers or repairing my clothes. I need to work on sewing straight lines (fail) and finishing my threads. I also REALLY NEED sharp fabric scissors. Aside from cruddy line work, I am really psyched with the way it came out. I used the drawstrings that come with Thompson bags for the closure. Hope he likes it and that it remains useful.