This bag is for my oldest daughter. She loves red and happy faces. It is a MaCalls pattern that some of my students made. I wanted to make the pattern because their bags came out so cute. This was the first duffle bag I ever made. I had a difficult time understanding how to make the straps, but now I know how to make them and can better help my students when they need help with this part of the pattern.
I do have to make another one in blue for my younger daughter, hopefully that one won't take me as long.