I have a middle school student who loves to sew and it has really helped us build a positive relationship. He has made two fabric bowls to put his spent cartridges and shot gun shells in and did a terrific job. Tyler asked if he could make a bag for his mother. It took a couple of weeks but we got it done. This lovely silk/linen messenger style tote is lined with durable Gunlocke office furniture upholstery fabric. I can't wait to hear how "Mom" likes it. I have two more guys in the same art class waiting to sew totes for their moms. They think sewing is cool. I told them throughout history soldiers have carried sewing kits with them to repair uniforms damaged by bullet holes and tears. I can't sew with all the students as it takes complete one-on-one attention to the one doing the sewing, but I try. The results are wonderful.