I bought this book last year at a Jo-Ann Fabric sale when I got it for half price, paying about 13.00 for it, thinking it would be a bargain, having flipped through it and seeing many very cute bags ranging in size, difficulty and design.
I first made the diaper bag, since it was needed quite soon by a friend. I found the directions to be terribly written, many items left out completely and some just out of order. I did finish the bag, only because I've made many items in my many years of sewing and could rely on my own techniques and knowledge of sewing. I also quickly learned to read ahead and see where there were 'holes' in the directions. I finished the bag, the new Mom was thrilled to pieces, and I chalked it up to the bag just being more than usually complicated, with several outside zippered bags attached, linings and all of it of course being quilted.
I stuck the book back on my shelf and didn't pull it out until a few weeks ago when my son asked for a back pack for a co-worker. (Where he works they are gracious enough to have a hanger with many of my bags on it and she saw them and asked him to see if I could do such a project). As luck would have it, this was the ONLY book in my collection with a pattern for a back pack.