Being a newer sewer I rarely see a project and think, "I can do that". Except the June issue of Martha which showed how to make a bag out of a pillowcase. I read through the instructions several times and decided to make this bag instantly. Since all my pillowcases are white, dingy cotton I used some linen and made a pillowcase shape. The rest was incredibly easy and the results are perfect. I love my new bag. It's kinda nice that my skill level matches my taste.
I made a second bag out of this gifted fabric for a friend's birthday and she was floored. Not only that I made it, but she loved it. I think it is my first sewn gift.